Mario Chalmers Sprained His Ankle

by July 15, 2010

The Heat point guard will be out of action for a few weeks: “Two weeks ago, Mario Chalmers was the last man standing for the Miami Heat, the only player the team had under contract. Now he no longer is standing. The Heat announced Wednesday that the second-year point guard was injured Monday while playing during offseason workouts. He suffered a high left ankle sprain and will be in a cast for two to four weeks, to be reevaluated thereafter. Training camp opens Sept. 28. Chalmers is the only point guard currently under contract, with a goal of regaining the starting position he lost last season to Carlos Arroyo and Rafer Alston. ‘I’m confident,’ the 2008 second-round draft choice said during his offseason workouts. ‘You’ve got to go in there and prove yourself and work hard like I did my first year.’ Chalmers said he has been watching tapes of Tim Hardaway and John Stockton, to refine his skills.”