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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am  |  6 responses

Udonis Haslem Not Returning for Another Month?

The hope that Udonis Haslem would suit up for the Miami Heat by the start of the Playoffs is becoming dimmer by the day. From the Herald: “Heat forward Udonis Haslem is progressing faster than even he expected, but coach Erik Spoelstra indicated Tuesday that Haslem’s return still might be a month away. Haslem participated in a high-energy shooting drill Tuesday after the Heat’s morning shootaround at Quicken Loans Arena, moving well through drills and situations. He had a more extensive workout Monday but reported pain in his surgically repaired foot to the Heat’s medical staff. Currently, Haslem’s routine consists of one heavy workout day followed by a light day. ‘It’s a little sore [Tuesday], but I’m definitely making strides, heading in the right direction,’ Haslem said. ‘Way further along than I anticipated right now.’ Haslem’s return isn’t imminent, though. Spoelstra said before Tuesday’s game that Haslem will be evaluated on a weekly basis, meaning he might not be ready for the start of the playoffs. ‘We’ll just have to see how the next month goes and then reevaluate,’ Spoelstra said. ‘Only he can tell us how his foot and body is responding. We’re having daily discussions with the training staff. None of us really know at this point.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    Take your time, UD. Don’t come back until you’re fully healed. Don’t jeopardize your future. We need grit and hustle and will only get that from a 100% healthy UD.

  • Trout

    Somewhere Chris Bosh swoons…

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com Tina Turner

    UD’s a hasbeen!

  • Showtime Era

    Great more EXCUSES for Heat fans when the 3 divas down in south beach FAIL and don’t win a championship or even fail to make it to the Finals this year.

  • spit hot fiyah

    says tina turner

  • dsleepy

    heat still have a good shot at the finals or at least conf finals if they get matched up with philly in round 1, and can get homecourt against boston in round 2.

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