Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat star took everyone shocked when Butler was ruled out in the second half due to injury in game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals with against Boston Celtics. Butler, who seemed to be playing comfortably in the first half was taken away form the game due to “right knee inflammation”. However, sources confirms that the injury is not that serious and he is likely to play in game-4.
Though, there were fears among the fans of the Heat about Butler’s missing the remaining playoffs due to the injury. Fortunate are the Heat fans that this is unlikely to happen. Several sources including NBA reporter for Yahoo sports Chris Haynes and Miami Herald’s reporter for the Miami Heat Anthony Chiang confirms the possibility of Butler’s returning by individual Tweets.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 22, 2022
A league source confirms that Jimmy Butler's knee issue is not considered serious. He could be back for Game 4.
— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) May 22, 2022
Chris Haynes confirming the news from the inside sources says:
“Jimmy Butler’s knee injury isn’t being considered serious and there’s a strong possibility it doesn’t cause him to miss a game, league sources tell”
In the Injury day of Butler, the Heat went on a victory over the Celtics by 109-103 to take a 2-1 series lead. Butler played in the the first half for the Heat, scoring eight points before ruled out of the game.
The 32 year old Heat star, Butler missed 25 games during the regular season because of the injuries ranging from two separate ankle injuries to tailbone and toe issues. Butler was excellent for the Heat, putting up 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field but just 23.3 percent from three. He’s been even better in the playoffs, averaging 29.8 points per game.