Ethan J. Skolnick and Barry Jackson have reported in the last two days that Victor Oladipo is seeking additional medical opinions on the right knee injury that is keeping him away from the Miami Heat on a West Coast road trip.
Update on Victor Oladipo, per multiple sources, following the MRI on his injured quad/knee.— Ethan J. Skolnick of @5ReasonsSports (@EthanJSkolnick) April 11, 2021
Oladipo, with the Miami Heat’s consent, will be seeking a specialist’s evaluation prior to any decision about a timetable for this season.
More later today on @5ReasonsSports outlets.
Six days before his injury last Thursday, Oladipo said, “One leg is stronger than the other.” In January 2019, he suffered a ruptured quad tendon — an injury that kept him out for a full calendar year.
Jackson reported that the Heat and Oladipo both hope that he can return before the regular season ends.
NEW: A Heat 6-pack, including the latest on where things stand with Oladipo's knee injury and his status. PLUS personnel notes, Iguodala feat, Nunn project, more: https://t.co/r6Dt5nBonF— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) April 12, 2021
This situation stands in contrast to some previous disagreements between players and the Heat organization. Last season, the Heat and Justise Winslow disagreed about the extent of the back injury that limited him to 11 games. In Jan. 2018, Dion Waiters sought a second medical opinion on an ankle injury and elected to have season-ending surgery in a move that brought tension between him and the front office.