In the Miami Heat’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, December 6, star forward Jimmy Butler aggravated a tailbone injury that has been bothering him for the past week.
Butler is enjoying an All-Star season thus far, averaging 22.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 18 games. As a result, the Heat are standing at 14-11, good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference improvement.
How long will Miami be without Butler? Here is everything we know about the injury.
What is Jimmy Butler’s injury?
Butler missed Miami’s previous four games with a tailbone injury before his return against the Grizzlies on Dec. 6. A quarter of his first game back, the 32-year-old forward led the line and landed hard on his back, exacerbating the same. injury that had kept him out of the lineup.
He remained in the game after the crash but in the third quarter, Butler went to the locker room and never returned, being ruled out by the team.
#MEMvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler left tonight’s game after re-aggravating his tailbone injury and will not be returning.
– Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 7, 2021
How long will Jimmy Butler be out?
The extent of Butler’s injury is still unknown. As mentioned, he missed the last four Heat games before his return and after exacerbating the injury, he should be expected to lose more time as he tries to fully recover from the ailment.
Please check back for the latest on Butler’s injury situation as updates become available.
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