Heatís Whiteside to miss Pacers game with sore knee
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 21, 2017 07:02 AM
Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside makes a plea to an official after he was called for goaltending against the Orlando Magic. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has a bone bruise in his knee and will miss the team's home opener against Indiana.
ICYMI: Hassan Whiteside (knee) has been ruled out of tomorrow's game.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 20, 2017
See what the guys said about preparing to play without the big man. pic.twitter.com/r7HzgeQaak
The Heat made the announcement Friday (Saturday, PHL time), one day before opening a six-game homestand. He was injured in Miami's season-opening loss Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) at Orlando, a game in which he finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds.
Injuries are piling up for the Heat already. Small forward Rodney McGruder had surgery earlier this week for a stress fracture in his leg and is out indefinitely. And shooting guard Dion Waiters is still dealing with ankle sprains, an injury that ended his season early a year ago.
Going forward, Whiteside will be listed as day-to-day.