The first injury of training camp didn't take long to happen, but thankfully it's a minor one. New Heat center Eddy Curry tweaked a muscle near his groin over the weekend and had to sit out the teams first scrimmage on Sunday night. The injury is being called a ‘minor tweak' and shouldn't keep the big fella sidelined very long. Even Curry downplayed the injury:
"We're just kind of going day by day, just trying to make sure that this is right so I don't have any setbacks, and I'm working hard in the weight room, and looking forward to getting back out there."
We can only hope that this injury remains as minor as its being made out to be. Curry has had a hard time getting into games over the past few years. Over the last three seasons, he has only played in a total of 10 games due to injuries and weight problems. The latter shouldn't be an issue as Curry has dedicated himself to losing weight, dropping 70lbs since he last played in the NBA a couple of years ago.
In other Heat injury news, both Eddie House and Mike Miller have been shooting on the side but won't be able to return to practice for a few weeks still. House, who had his knee scoped on November 1st, is expected to return around Christmas. Miller is coming off of hernia surgery and thinks that he will play in his first game this season sometime in mid-January.
While they aren't running or jumping yet, I watched them both shooting 3-pointers the other day and were knocking them down like it was nothing. If both House and Miller can be healthy and contribute this season, the Heat looks to be even more dangerous from downtown then last year. Adding Shane Battier and a healthy Mike Miller to the mix, along with House and James Jones, should be a nice compliment to the already dynamic game of the Big 3.