The injury bug has been around the Heat a lot this year and it has just more then likely ended a players season. The Miami Heat announced today that power forward Josh McRoberts had suffered a right lateral meniscus tear that will require surgery and barring major progress will end McRoberts 2014-2015 campaign.
The Miami Heat confirmed McRoberts’ injury via their official Twitter page earlier today
Josh McRoberts (right lateral meniscus tear) will be out indefinitely, possibly season ending.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 15, 2014
Bad news for Miami Heat:
• Josh McRoberts (right knee) is likely out for season
• Chris Bosh (strained calf) is sidelined indefinitely
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 15, 2014
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spolestra spoke on his teams injure woes so far this season
“Injuries are a part of this game — how you respond to adversities, to things that are tough, that’s what reveals your collective character as a group,” Spoelstra said. “I told the guys there will be brighter days. It always usually evens out at the end. We’re being hit pretty strong with the injury bug right now.”
The Heat currently sit at 11-13 on the season, the worst start in Spolestra’s 7 year tenure with the team.
McRoberts suffered his knee injury late in the 4th quarter in the Heat win over the Suns last Tuesday while pursing a lose ball on the court. McRoberts said he felt awkwardly after chasing the lose ball and did not play in the Heat’s last 3 games versus the Nuggets, Jazz, and Bulls. He is scheduled to have surgery sometime in the next few days.
It turns out the injury bug isn’t done with just McRoberts. The injury bug has decided to give Chris Bosh a rough time as he has been ruled out indefinitely with a calf injury and did not travel with Miami to Brooklyn Monday. Bosh is currently leading the heat in points per game along with rebounds.
“It’s a wear-and-tear thing that kind of sprung up on me,” said Bosh, “It just seems to be a dark cloud over everything right now. Everything seems to be tough. You have to find a way to deal with the tough times right now, find out a way to keep everybody mentally stimulated around here. I’m going to make sure I do what’s necessary to get back.”
The Heat have also recalled point guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside from the NBA D-League and plan to meet the Heat in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
It just seems to be a dark cloud over everything right now. Everything seems to be tough. You have to find a way to deal with the tough times right now, find out a way to keep everybody mentally stimulated around here. – Chris Bosh