NBA Rumor: Goran Dragic Injury

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The foot injury will not require surgery, Dragic said. He’s expected to make a full recovery by simply resting it. “I love him to death. I wish I could play with him as a teammate for forever,” Heat All-Star wing Jimmy Butler said. “Because these are the moments that you cherish. He put his body on the line for me and the rest of our guys for this organization. That shows the type of player that he is and the type of person that he is. We go down swinging, I’m glad he was out there fighting with us.”

Spoelstra told a story that revealed just how unlikely Dragic’s return seemed a few days ago. “He texted me — the night he got hurt in Game 1 he texted, I got a text literally around 4:15 in the morning,” Spoelstra said. “He said, ‘Coach, don’t give up on me on this series. Give me a chance. I’ll find my way back.’ I talked to the trainers the next day and they said, ‘Not a chance.’ And sure enough, he was basically begging every one of us the last three games just to give him a chance.”

“We’ve got to play with a level of desperation,” Adebayo told Yahoo Sports. “That’s what I see. We’ve got to be a desperate team and come out with a lot of energy from the jump. I’m confident we can turn things around.” Heat point guard Goran Dragic was sidelined for Game 2 as well with a left plantar tear in his foot. His status for Game 3 is unknown. “We just got to continue to fight,” Adebayo told Yahoo Sports. “We’ve done it all year.”
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May 12, 2021 | 1:37 pm EDT Update