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Josh McRoberts out indefinitely, will need surgery

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McRoberts was diagnosed with a right lateral meniscus tear which will leave him sidelined indefinitely - possibly for the season.

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An MRI this afternoon revealed that Josh McRoberts has suffered a right lateral meniscus tear.  The injury will require surgery, leaving the Heat without McRoberts indefinitely.

McRoberts has been battling injuries all season, playing in only 17 of 24 games and starting just four.  McRoberts was averaging 4.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in just over 17 minutes per game.

It remains to be seen what direction the Heat will go with their lineup with McRoberts now sidelined. Justin Hamilton has recently been inserted in to the starting lineup and could remain there even when Chris Bosh is healthy. Other alternatives include Shawne Williams, who started in place of McRoberts earlier this season, or Udonis Haslem, who started Sunday's game against Chicago.

If McRoberts is indeed out for the season it would open a roster spot for the Heat to play with should they be granted an injury exception to try and add some much needed help in the front court.

We're hopeful that McRoberts will have a successful surgery and be back on the court sooner than later.

Get well soon, McBob!