Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier avoided a major knee injury in his MRI Monday, which showed a sprained right knee, and he will be evaluated week-to-week, NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Monday. Rozier injured his knee in the second half of Sunday’s 110-106 loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday.
Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier has avoided any major injury as MRI today showed a sprained right knee and he will be evaluated week-to-week, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Rozier suffered the injury Sunday vs. Boston.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 12, 2024
Heat reporter and insider Anthony Chiang confirmed Charania’s report Monday.
Knee sprain for Terry Rozier, a league source confirms.
Considered a week-to-week injury.
— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) February 12, 2024
Rozier, who the Heat acquired in late January roughly three weeks ahead of the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline, injured his knee after landing awkwardly on a layup attempt. He was helped off the court and did not return after playing 24 minutes. He finished with 13 points, four rebounds and six assists on 6-of-16 shooting.
Terry Rozier won’t return to today’s Heat vs. Celtics game after suffering an apparent knee injury on this play.
Hope he’s okay 🙏pic.twitter.com/Ppef106qF6
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) February 11, 2024
Both Rozier and Richardson suffered injuries in Sunday’s loss; Richardson’s was diagnosed as a dislocated shoulder, which could potentially sideline him for the next month.
Given the potential severity of Rozier’s fall, this is great news for the Heat. It’s easy to assume that Rozier will be out through the All-Star break and potentially at the start of their four-game road-trip exiting the break. He could still return before Richardson, who could return in mid-March, but it’s also understandable if the Heat want to be extra cautious.
Rozier is averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 29.9 minutes per game across 10 contests (nine starts) with the Heat. Though he was beginning to find his offensive rhythm more up until his injury; over his previous six games before his injury, he was averaging 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
This is a developing news story. Stay tuned for updates.
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