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.

Source: AFP

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