Jimmy Butler injury update: Heat star will not miss additional time after leaving match 3 with knee problems, per. report

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Miami Heat striker Jimmy Butler left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury, the team announced. Butler played 19 minutes in the first half but did not come out of the locker room after the break.

It is not clear if there was a specific case that caused the flare-up, but Butler has dealt with a knee problem throughout the playoffs. He previously missed Game 5 of the Heat’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks due to a knee injury. Overall, this has been an injury-plagued season for Butler. He played only 57 games due to a wide range of problems, including ankle, tailbone, toe and shoulder problems.

After Miami’s 109-103 victory, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Butler did not need to undergo an MRI after missing the second half of Game 3. In addition, It reports USA Today that Butler is not expected to miss out on additional time in this series due to the knee injury.

He almost single-handedly won Game 1 of this series by making 41 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks. For the playoffs, he averages 29.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game, while shooting 54 percent from the field.

The Heat ended up surviving Game 3 without Butler, but the fact that they will not do without him anymore, apart from any other injury problem, is certainly a positive development for Miami.

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