Heat Rumors: Victor Oladipo Could Return from Injury by Mid-March | Bleacher Report

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Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo, who has been out since April 8, 2021, after having surgery on his right quadriceps tendon, could return to the lineup in March.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided the report on SportsCenter.

“Victor Oladipo is on this road trip. He’s had two really significant quad tendon surgeries. He’s recovered from the second one now. I’m told that there’s optimism Oladipo could be back within two weeks. Perhaps the second week of March.”

Oladipo, a former Indiana star, has been in the NBA since 2013. The two-time All-Star has averaged 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists for his career.

Oladipo starred for the Indiana Pacers in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and was named an All-Star both years. Unfortunately, Oladipo suffered a quad injury in January 2019 that led to a surgery and an absence off the court until

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Windhorst: Zion Williamson, Pelicans ‘Distant’ amid Recovery from Foot Injury | Bleacher Report

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The New Orleans Pelicans and star
forward Zion Williamson have reportedly become “distant” while
he’s away from the team to rehab his foot injury.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Tuesday
on SportsCenter (via TalkBasket) the Pelicans have reached a point
where they “just don’t know what to say” about the 2019 No. 1 pick.

“They’re distant, both literally and
figuratively,” Windhorst said. “He left the team in early January
to go deal with this injury on his own, and he’s just not been around
for months.”

Williamson’s role within the organization has come into question in recent days.

CJ McCollum, who was acquired from the
Portland Trail Blazers in a Feb. 8 trade, said Saturday he still
hadn’t spoken with the Pelicans’ face of the franchise since the deal.

“I haven’t had conversations with him
directly,” McCollum said. “I’ve spoken with some people close to

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Ricky Rubio’s injury lowers Cavs’ playoff ceiling, but defense, favorable schedule should help sustain success

Ricky Rubio knew something was wrong as soon as he went down. The Cleveland Cavaliers faithful held their collective breath late in the Cavs’ 108-104 road loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, hoping that Rubio’s waving gesticulations with his right hand were to indicate that he was going to be OK, rather than a plea for attention from the Cleveland Cavaliers training staff. The severity of the injury revealed itself just minutes later as Rubio was helped to the locker room without putting any pressure on his left leg.

On Wednesday, the worst suspicions were confirmed when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Rubio had suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on the play, and will miss the remainder of the season.

It’s a devastating blow for the Cavs, who at 20-14 are the league’s biggest surprise success story of the season. A 10-year NBA vet, Rubio

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Ricky Rubio injury update: Cavaliers guard out for remainder of season with torn ACL

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are this season’s most surprising success story, and Ricky Rubio has been a major part of what they’ve been doing. Unfortunately, the veteran guard went down with a knee injury in the Cavs’ 108-104 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night. The team announced Wednesday Rubio will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI confirmed he suffered a torn ACL to his left knee.

Losing Rubio is a major blow to Cleveland, which currently sits as the East’s No. 5 seed with the league’s fourth-best point differential. 

In the closing minutes of of Cleveland’s 108-104 loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday, Rubio appeared to slip, and subsequently his left knee gave out when he planted as he was driving through the paint. 

He went down in clear pain and grabbed at his knee immediately. 

Rubio was helped to the locker room by

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