By Tim Polzer
November 26, 2012

The Heat will be without Shane Battier for an undetermined time with a sprained MCL. Teammate LeBron James first alerted the media to Battier's status at a Monday session.

https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/273109899297316864

https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/273111155914989569

Battier was injured when teammate Udonis Haslem was knocked backwards into his knee while taking a charge from the Cavs' Alonzo Gee.

Battier immediately grabbed his knee, left the game and did not return. He followed with a Twitter update:

https://twitter.com/ShaneBattier/status/272558035891802112

an effective passer, defender and three-point shooter has struggled in his first season in Miami

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