The Miami Heat Center Meyers Leonard is due to undergo surgery at the end of the season, The Athletic’s Sham Charania reported on Tuesday.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 2, 2021
Leonard has been out with a left shoulder strain for almost a month and has done it in just three games this season.
He was on the team most of the time but resigned on Monday to see some specialists.
The 28-year-old Leonard averaged 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in the Heat last season, his first at Miami after spending his first seven seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.
He missed Miami’s last 16 games before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic with an ankle injury.
During the final of the Heat at Walt Disney World, he was able to play three games.
Meyers Leonard signed a $ 9.4 million one-year deal with the Heat this off-season, which also includes a team option for the next season.
“It’s just unfortunate to go through that. We all have his back, ”said heat protection Tyler Herro on Tuesday via The Miami Herald. “Whatever Meyers needs, he’s one of the best team-mates I’ve ever had. … When he enters a room or a changing room, he has always heard and always preaches the right thing. “