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Josh Richardson could miss up to two weeks with groin injury

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The Miami Heat has yet to officially comment on the nature of his injury.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Richardson suffered an apparent groin injury last night during the third quarter of the Miami Heat’s loss to the Boston Celtics and it looks like it will be a significant one.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that an MRI on Richardson’s groin revealed no structural damage but that the guard could miss up to two weeks in what would be a huge blow to the Heat’s chances of reaching the NBA playoffs.

Miami only has four games left in the regular season and with back-to-back losses to the Celtics, they are now in ninth place in the Eastern Conference behind the Orlando Magic for the last spot.

Richardson suffered the injury 16 minutes into his first game back after missing three games and will likely miss the rest of the regular season. Should the Heat make it to the postseason, he could come back as early as the first round.