Kirk Hinrich, Mike Miller to Miss Time Following Surgeries

Hinrich underwent shoulder surgery (and may not return to the court until January) according to CBS Sports, and Miller went under the knife for his hernia (that just sounds painful.) From the Miami Herald: “Heat forward Mike Miller recently underwent hernia surgery, according to teammate and close friend Udonis Haslem. Haslem spoke to reporters Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena. It was the first day NBA facilities were open to players since the lockout began July 1. Haslem did not know how Miller suffered the injury but said his recovery time is eight weeks. Haslem said he thought Miller had the surgery last Sunday. The Heat is set to open training camp Dec. 9 and the team is expected to play Dallas on Christmas Day to begin the season. Miller suffered numerous injuries last season and had the worst season of career statistically. Before Thursday, it was speculated that Miller is among a list of players around the league who could fall under the new collective bargaining agreement’s ‘amnesty’ clause.”