Early within the season, some Miami Heat followers hoped Omer Yurtseven would play a stable function for the workforce. However, 13 video games have handed and the Turkey worldwide has but to characteristic by way of harm.
It appears it might be a number of extra months earlier than we see him again on the pitch. According to Anthony Chiang of the Miami HeraldYurtseven plans to have surgical procedure on his injured left ankle.
(*3*) Chiang wrote.
“Yurtseven has already missed each one of many Heat’s first 13 common season video games, together with Saturday evening’s 132-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets at FTX Arena. And now he’ll miss one other longer stretch because the Heat (6-7) shut their four-game house streak towards the Phoenix Suns (7:30 p.m. Bally Sports Sun) on Monday, however the workforce’s hope is that he’ll play once more someday this season.
“The expectation is that restoration from the upcoming Operation will hold Yurtseven away for up to three months. Based on that schedule, he could be in a position to return by March.”
It’s a fairly unlucky flip of occasions for the promising large man after he had a stable rookie season within the NBA. He completed the 2021-22 season averaging 5.3 factors and 5.3 rebounds per recreation. While his common season numbers have not been all that stellar, some followers have identified how effectively he performed in 12 video games as a starter final season.
In these 12 video games, he averaged 12.1 factors and 12.7 rebounds per match.
The Heat are already getting ready for life with out Yurtseven. They made a variety of roster modifications on Sunday to bolster the workforce’s frontcourt depth given the middle’s expected prolonged absence.
First, the workforce dropped Dru Smith, a 6-foot-3 guard who was undrafted within the 2021 NBA draft. Smith was on a two-way deal and solely appeared in a single recreation for Miami this season.
The subsequent step was signing rookie Orlando Robinson for the two-way contract spot Smith had beforehand stuffed. Robinson is no stranger to the Heat group, having performed for Miami within the preseason and having hung out together with his G-League companions, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
It’s unclear whether or not or not Robinson will see some minutes for the warmth with a number of gamers forward of him on the depth chart. But having him as harm insurance coverage is useful for Miami.
The Heat are at present on the backside of the Eastern Conference rankings and will definitely be trying to enhance their report for a excessive seed time within the playoffs. Hopefully they’ll prolong their two-game profitable streak on Monday after they host the Suns. Following this competitors, the squad embarks on a four-game highway journey.