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Josh Richardson plans to play in Game 5 after shoulder injury

Yahoo! Sports reported that Richardson sprained the acromioclavicular joint in his left shoulder.

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Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania reported Saturday that Josh Richardson suffered a sprained acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his left shoulder during today’s Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Charania said that Richardson plans to play in Tuesday’s Game 5, an elimination game for Miami after falling down 3-1 in the series.

Richardson went to the locker room after he and Joel Embiid collided with each other going after a loose ball in the second quarter. The Heat’s best two-way player returned for the second half, but dangled his arm a few times in the second half, signaling discomfort.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported that the Heat officially called Richardson’s injury a contusion, a more minor type of injury. But Winderman soon said that another NBA source also called the injury a sprain.