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Miami Heat's Mike Miller sidelined after hurting his thumb in practice

Miami Heat swingman Mike Miller is undergoing an MRI to determine the severity of a thumb injury he suffered during practice Wednesday.

"It was just a drill," Coach Erik Spoelstra told the Sun-Sentinel. "He got it caught in a jersey with some contact, on a post-up."

Miller may require surgery. Teammate Udonis Haslem spoke with him and said: "Obviously, he's disappointed. He was so excited to be here and be a part of this. The good thing is it's not season-ending, from what I'm hearing. So that's a good sign."

Of course, in the NBA, where the season doesn't end until mid-June, that may not be such a good sign after all.

By Cindy Boren  | October 21, 2010; 3:04 PM ET
Categories:  NBA  
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Comments

Gee whiz. I sure hope the Heat don't use up all their bad luck as far as injuries go this early, before the season's even started.

Because I want them to flame out spectacularly. A first-round playoff exit, for example. Something wonderfully embarrassing like that. I can hope...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 21, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

But Riles has to come back to coach in order to achieve maximum flameoutosity.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 21, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Have to imagine there are gambling operations which would happily take odds on when Riley swoops in... my guess is Saint Patrick's Day.

Also, I didn't mean my snarky comment to imply that I wish injury on anyone on the Heat, per se. I meant to wish bad luck in any form on the Heat, as long as LeBron James is on their payroll. Anything that prevents them from hoisting that ugly-ass trophy.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 21, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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