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spreadeagle
10-21-2010, 02:12 PM
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Miami Heat swingman Mike Miller sustained what appears to be a serious thumb injury on his right, shooting hand during Wednesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, a source close to the situation told the Sun Sentinel.

Miller is not with the team for Thursday night's exhibition against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. He is scheduled to be examined by a hand specialist.

"Obviously, he's disappointed," said teammate Udonis Haslem, who spoke with Miller after the injury. "He was so excited to be here and be a part of this. The good thing is it's not season-ending, from what I'm hearing. So that's a good sign.

"We look to get him back as soon as possible. He's a big part of this team.
"It was just a drill," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He got it caught in a jersey with some contact, on a post-up."

Such an injury, even without surgery, can sideline a player for at least six weeks and potentially beyond two months.

"It's extremely unfortunate," said forward James Jones, who needed almost two full seasons to regain his shooting stroke from a wrist injury. "It really, really stinks that Mike's injured. Once again, it's one of our shooters, his shooting hand.

"I feel bad for him because I know how much time he's put in, how sharp he's been. I'm kind of speechless."
Mike Miller is ALWAYS hurt...

DLeeicious
10-21-2010, 02:13 PM
shooting hand too, tough break he is a big role player for miami

beasted86
10-21-2010, 02:14 PM
Another Miami Heat injury


Interesting title

daleja424
10-21-2010, 02:14 PM
this is why we have a HEAT forum... closed