Jimmy Butler Injury Update: Reports indicate that the hit star will no longer be running out of time after leaving Game 3 with a knee problem.


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Miami heat forward Jimmy Butler was sent off in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics due to a knee injury. team announcement. Butler played in the 19th minute of the first half, but did not come out of the locker room after the first half.

It’s unclear if there were any specific instances that caused flare-ups, but Butler has been dealing with knee problems throughout the playoffs. He previously missed Game 5 of the Heat’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks due to knee pain. In general, this has been a season full of injuries for Butler. He made 57 appearances due to various problems, including ankle, tailbone, toe and shoulder problems.

After Miami won 109-103, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Butler didn’t need an MRI after missing the second half of Game 3. In addition, USA Today report Butler isn’t expected to miss any more time in this series as a result of knee inflammation.

He recorded 41 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks, winning Game 1 of the series almost alone. In the playoffs, he averaged 29.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game, and is averaging 54% from the field.

Heat survived his third game without Butler, but the fact that he won’t be without him any further apart from other injury issues is definitely a positive development for Miami.

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