Oladipo out for rest of NBA playoffs after knee injury: Heat
Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs after suffering a left knee injury, the team announced on Sunday.
Oladipo’s knee buckled as he drove to the basket during Miami’s 121-99 game three victory over Milwaukee on Saturday in their best-of-seven first round series.
The Heat said Sunday that Oladipo had suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee and would miss the remainder of the post-season.
No timetable for his return was given by Miami, which owns a 2-1 lead in the series against the Eastern Conference champion Bucks, who had the league’s best record this season.
The injury is the latest blow to Oladipo’s career.
The 30-year-old will now need his third major surgery in a little over four years following two operations to repair a right quadriceps injury.
Oladipo averaged 10.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 42 appearances for Miami this season.