Already missing Chris Bosh and with a roster pared down to 13 players, the Miami Heat have one less available player with the news that backup point guard Beno Udrih will have season-ending surgery on his right foot.
From the team's press release:
The HEAT announced today that guard Beno Udrih will undergo surgery for a torn plantar plate in his right foot and is expected to miss three months.
Udrih was injured early in Monday's overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers. He averaged 4.4 points, 2.5 assists, and 16.3 minutes while shooting 43.4 percent from the field this season and played in 36 games (including five starts) with the Heat. After arriving in the Mario Chalmers trade earlier this season on November 10, he had an immediate impact backing up Goran Dragic. His steady pace and court vision brought stability to the backup point guard position after the Heat had previously traded away Norris Cole, Chalmers and Shabazz Napier.
The news, first reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Tuesday night and later confirmed by the team, leaves the Heat with 10 available players and a depleted backcourt with just Dragic and rookie Josh Richardson, who has been in and out of the lineup this season, available at the point guard position.
Promising guard Tyler Johnson underwent surgery on his shoulder earlier this month and Brian Roberts came and went immediately after he was acquired in the Chris Andersen trade and was then sent to the Portland Trail Blazers for salary cap relief purposes.