Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is out for the next two weeks due to a torn pectineus muscle, the team announced Wednesday.
INJURY UPDATE: MRI results reveal G Dion Waiters has suffered a Pectineus tear. Waiters will be re-evaluated in two weeks. pic.twitter.com/kySTdsIHt3
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) November 30, 2016
Waiters, 24, had felt discomfort prior to sitting out Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics.
The pectineus muscle connects the pubic bone to the top of the thigh bone.
Per the Palm Beach Post:
“We initially thought it was a strain and a strain is 10 day, two weeks,” (Heat coach Erik) Spoelstra said. “That’s why we left him behind. We figured we’d get him an MRI and get him around the clock treatment, that’s what he’s doing.”
“It’s tough,” Spoelstra said. “He wants to be out there for the guys. He’s coming off three games where he’s really starting to get into a groove and understand what’s needed from him.”
Waiters had been playing well of late and scored a season-high 28 points Saturday against Memphis before finally missing his first game Monday. Spoelstra said on Tuesday the injury did not get any worse by playing on it.