Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson suffered a partially torn MCL, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Richardson said on Saturday at a 790 The Ticket event that his rehab will keep him out 6–8 weeks, The Miami Herald’s Ethan Skolnick reports.
The guard is coming off a rookie season in which he averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Josh Richardson acknowledges he may miss start of the season— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) September 10, 2016
Josh Richardson says when he hit the ground "my knee was on fire."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) September 10, 2016
Josh Richardson: "It sucks. It sucks bad.... I just wish I could be out there going through it with them."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) September 10, 2016
Richardson was expected to see an increase in playing time behind Dion Waiters at shooting guard.
The Heat finished 48–34 last season before falling to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals.