Heatís Whiteside to miss Pacers game with sore knee

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 21, 2017 07:02 AM
Heatís Whiteside to miss Pacers game with sore knee
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.

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.

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