Mike Miller Out With a Concussion

by February 16, 2011

Miller won’t be in the Heat lineup against Toronto tonight because his head has been taking too many hits of late. The Miami Herald reports: “Heat forward Mike Miller was taken to a local Indianapolis hospital on Tuesday night after suffering from symptoms associated with a concussion. Miller was elbowed in the eye by Pacers power forward Jeff Foster in the third quarter and went into the locker room with Heat trainer Jay Sabol before the start of the fourth. Miller did not travel to Toronto with the team on Tuesday night and instead was scheduled to return to Miami on a commercial flight after being cleared by doctors. Miller suffered a slight concussion last Friday during the Heat’s victory in Detroit. He was evaluated at a Detroit hospital and received base-line testing before being allowed to fly to Boston. Against Boston, Miller received another blow to the head during a collision with Kevin Garnett. Garnett blindsided Miller on the play and Miller was slow to get up from the floor and sat out most of the fourth quarter. ‘Sometimes that’s the luck of the game,’ Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ‘When you get hit one time it seems end up getting hit one time in the same place over and over. You could go several games without ever getting hit.'”