Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL, according to reports following an awkward fall the 26-year-old took in Saturday’s Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
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After an MRI on Sunday, team officials conformed that Whiteside had indeed suffered a sprain in his knee after a collision with teammate Luol Deng.
INJURY UPDATE: MRI results on Hassan Whiteside’s right knee confirmed a Sprained Right MCL. He will be listed as day-to-day.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 8, 2016
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the game, forcing Miami to start Udonis Haslem in the second half in place of Whiteside.
In the third quarter of the game, Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas also went down with an ankle injury. On Sunday, the team announced his diagnosis, a sprained right ankle that would force him to miss the remainder of the series.
Whiteside has averaged 12.7 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game this postseason, while Valanciunas is averaging 12 points, 15.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per playoff game in only 28.5 minutes.
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