Dion Waiters Expected to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Injured Ankle

Former top five pick gets horrible news for the rest of his season

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Considering he'll undergo surgery to correct the issue, it seems doubtful he was recovering as hoped.

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters has reportedly made a decision to undergo season-ending ankle surgery, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, he's opted to undergo season-ending surgery. To reach that incentive, he would have to play in 40 of Miami's final 41 games, which is unlikely given his current status and might lead him to make a decision soon. His recovery is expected to take four to six months, a league source said.

Waiters, who had been playing through the pain after suffering the injury at the end of last season, re-aggravated it in late December. But it's still a tough blow for the squad, which now sits at 24-17 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Waiters' stats aren't mind-blowing: 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, shooting just 39.8% from the field and 30.6% from three-point range in 30 games played. Waiters' expected absence for the rest of the season is a major blow for Miami's depth.

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