“Coasted all season just to fry his knee” – Jimmy Butler appeared to have MCL injury potentially ruling out Heat star for playoffs

The NBA world may miss out on 'Playoff Jimmy' this season.


“Coasted all season just to fry his knee” – Jimmy Butler appeared to have MCL injury potentially ruling out Heat star for playoffs

Jimmy Butler will potentially miss the playoffs due to MCL injury.

The Miami Heat’s postseason might be in danger after the team’s play-in loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. However, the bigger problem for the team is their star player, Jimmy Butler‘s injury during critical times. The injury may lead to the forward missing multiple games.

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As the final seconds of the first quarter were running out, Jimmy Butler fell hard on the ground while attempting to take the lead for his team. The star did stay on the floor for a while but returned to play the game. However, after the game, reporter Shams Charania revealed that Butler may have an MCL injury and could be sidelined indefinitely.

Butler gave his everything in the game as he played for 40 minutes and scored nineteen points. However, playing after a visibly painful injury might have been a poor choice by Butler as the star was spotted limping after the game. Miami Heat‘s coach Erik Spoelstra also revealed that the knee started putting limitations on Butler.

Butler’s absence will certainly affect the Heat’s next play-in game but more so on their postseason. Even after the team qualifies for the playoffs, it would be difficult for them to win a seven-game series without ‘Playoff Jimmy.’ Heat fans can only hope for the best from Butler’s MRI.

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NBA world reacted to Jimmy Butler’s potential exit from playoffs

The Miami Heat fans look forward to the postseason to watch their beloved ‘Playoff Jimmy’. Butler statistically and impact-wise performs significantly better in the playoffs. The star unveiling his alter ego is something NBA fans have been waiting for during the entire regular season.

Butler himself has also previously hinted at his playoff version this season. Hence, the player’s potential exit from the postseason resulted in disappointment from the NBA netizens. Fans took to social media to react to the unfortunate news. Here’s what the fans had to say.

Before the fans worry about the postseason, the Heat might face difficulties in moving past the Chicago Bulls. With Butler on the roster, the team lost the first play-in game, but now in his absence, the situation might get tougher. The team needs to have a dominating performance to take down the Bulls, who were fantastic against the Atlanta Hawks.

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