Dion Waiters hasn’t played since Dec. 22. Now, it appears the veteran shooting guard will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 NBA season.
Waiters, who went down with a left ankle injury nearly three weeks ago, has decided to undergo season-ending surgery, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.
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Sources: Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is expected to undergo season-ending surgery on his injured left ankle. Waiters has received second opinions in Los Angeles to finalize decision, league sources said.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 11, 2018
The 6-4, 215-pound Waiters is the Heat’s second-leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game to go with 3.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds. Since his departure, the Heat have won eight of 10, including seven in a row.
Miami (24-17) hosts Milwaukee on Sunday night.