The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that center Hassan Whiteside will not travel with the team to Toronto for their Game 5 battle with the Raptors.

Whiteside has been out since spraining his right knee in Game 3 last Saturday.

The Heat evened up the series at 2-2 last night, but may not have the big fella the rest of the way:

The Miami Herald has learned from a league source that it is a first degree, or least severe, sprain.

 

The Heat will know more after Whiteside’s swelling and bruising subsides, and he can take a stability test — likely later this week — to see how he responded to rest and treatment. […] After that, it’s mostly about how he can handle the pain, which can be significant, that comes with the injury. And he would need to wear a special brace.

 

So Heat fans shouldn’t expect this series, but the next one against Cleveland would be possible, if the Heat gets that far.