Sprained MCL to sideline Heat's Shane Battier

Monday November 26th, 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.



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:


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