Josh Richardson Injury: Updates on Heat Guard’s Knee and Recovery

September 9th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson emerged as a valuable role player for head coach Erik Spoelstra throughout the 2015-16 season, but he suffered a setback Friday when he partially tore his MCL.  

Continue for updates. 

Richardson Comments on Recovery Timeline Saturday, Sept. 10 Richardson said his rehab would last six to eight weeks, per Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald. The forward added he could miss the start of the season, per Skolnick. 

According to The Vertical's Shams Charania on Friday, Richardson suffered the knee injury during workouts. 

Richardson Hoping to Build on Strong Rookie Campaign  As a rookie, Richardson came on strong by averaging 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.7 steals while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 46.1 percent from three in just 21.3 minutes per night. 

The Heat also outscored opponents by 3.1 points per 100 possessions with Richardson on the floor—a mark that was 0.7 points better than the team's net rating with him on the bench. 

"I played more than I expected going into this year," Richardso ...

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