Miami Heat starting point guard Goran Dragic had successful arthroscopic surgery Wednesday for his ailing right knee and will likely be out for two months.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski a day after the Heat held practice at the AmericanAirlines Arena following a grueling six-game road trip in which Dragic only played in two games. He has missed 12 of the last 14 Heat games due to the injury and only played in four games in November.
The team later confirmed the 45-minute procedure took place this morning and that he is expected to be out until approximately the NBA All-Star break.
The Heat are accustomed to various players constantly going in and out of the inactive list due to injury this season, but they are also without a true backup point guard with an empty roster spot available. Erik Spoelstra has started Justise Winslow, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington in Dragic’s absence. Both of the team’s two-way players, Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten, are forwards.
The 32-year-old is averaging 15.3 points, 4.9 assists and 29.1 minutes in 14 games this season.