The Miami Heat recently announced that forward Derrick Jones Jr is going to be out for the next six weeks with a knee injury. Jones suffered the injury during the second quarter of Miami’s win 106-97 against the New York Knicks on Sunday. After the game, Jones underwent an MRI and it revealed two bone bruises in his right knee. Jones will begin treatment immediately in his right knee, according to the team.
INJURY UPDATE: Today an MRI on Derrick Jones Jr. revealed two right knee bone bruises. He will begin treatment immediately and be re-evaluated in six weeks. https://t.co/PJbmxkwRKX
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 28, 2019
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra talked to the media about Jones’ injury and said that what the MRI revealed was the best case scenario because he is not required to undergo surgery. Spoelstra also said that the team is not going to rush him back and allow him time to recover.
— Will Manso (@WillMansoWPLG) January 30, 2019
In the offseason, the Heat re-signed Jones on a two-year minimum deal after he played on a two-way contract last season. This season Jones has played 37 games with the Heat and has started in five of them. Currently, he is averaging 7.4 points, 4.4 rebound while shooting a 51 percent from the field in 18 minutes per game making his new deal a very good contract for the Heat so far.