Whiteside Rejoins Heat After Eye Scare Injury


Hassan Whiteside has rejoined the Miami Heat in Los Angeles one week after a scary eye injury. Whiteside was held out of team’s 127-100 loss to the Lakers on Friday night, but Miami coach Erik Spoelstra hopes the NBA’s leading rebounder will be able to play Sunday against the Clippers.

Whiteside got accidentally poked in the right eye by Jae Crowder in Boston on Dec. 30, and the Heat’s second-leading scorer missed his fourth straight game Friday. Whiteside stayed behind in Miami while the Heat embarked on their six-game trip, but the 7-foot center improved enough to join his injury-plagued club on the road. “It’s a lot better,” Whiteside said before Friday’s game. “The headaches went away. I’m not seeing double anymore. So I can see a lot better, and a lot of the pain went away.”

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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