In what’s been a challenging season for Miami Heat star guard Victor Oladipo, the eighth-year pro has opted to have a season-ending surgery on his right quadriceps, having played just 33 games in the 2020-21 season.
Oladipo, who will have the surgery on Thursday in New York, has no timetable for his return.
Having originally suffered a torn right quadriceps tendon in the 2018-19 season, he’s played in just 88 regular season games since what has been the only major injury of his career.
That being said, Oladipo’s impending free agency will likely play as big a factor in his approach to recovery as any, with the star having been one of the league’s most well-paid players since 2017. In addition, as Oladipo has been traded twice this season and already suited up for five franchises, a long-term home could be a priority for the two-time All-Star.
Oladipo has averaged 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season, while shooting .408 percent from the field and .326 percent from 3-point range.