The Miami Heat quietly announced Friday that backup point guard Beno Udrih successfully underwent surgery to repair a torn plantar plate on his right foot.
The one hour, 45-minute procedure was performed by Heat team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick and Dr. Thomas San Giovanni at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital.
Udrih is expected to miss at least three months after injuring his foot during Monday's win over the Indiana Pacers.
"I felt a really sharp pain in my big toe," Udrih later explained to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald. "It happened in the first couple of minutes of the first quarter. Then I came back out and then back in. It was just getting more sore. Then by halftime, when we were back in the locker room, I couldn't stop over my toe. The pain was really bad, but the x-ray didn't show anything, so I was positive about it. Then the next day showed what it was.
"I will do whatever it takes to maybe come back faster than that."
After he was traded to the Heat along with Jarnell Stokes in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis on Nov. 10, he played in 36 games (with five starts) averaging 4.4 points, 2.5 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 16.3 minutes while shooting 43.4 percent from the field.
Miami could cut Udrih, who is on the last year of his contract, in order to sign an additional player.