Dion Waiters reportedly to undergo season-ending ankle surgery


"Heat guard Dion Waiters has been giving serious consideration to undergoing ankle surgery, a procedure which would end his season, according to an associate", Jackson reported.

Waiters, 26, has missed the past nine games because of the injury, including Wednesday night's contest against the Pacers. His three-point shooting percentage also dropped from 39.5 percent to 30.6 percent this season.

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Waiters has missed the past seven games for the Heat after injuring his ankle against the Dallas Mavericks on December 22. We should have a rough timetable for Waiters' recovery soon after the surgery is performed.

But he refused to use his ailing ankle as an excuse for his struggles and said his intention was to return and play the rest of this season once he was healed. Without their second-leading scorer, they will allocate duties at the off-guard spot to the trio of Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson, who are all averaging in double figures on the season.

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But it's still a tough blow for the squad, which now sits at 24-17 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

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