Sprained MCL to sideline Heat's Shane Battier
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.
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/272558035891802112an effective passer, defender and three-point shooter has struggled in his first season in Miami