Miami Heat’s Victor Oladipo has undergone surgery on his left knee after injuring himself during Game 3 of the first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 22. During the surgery, the patellar tendon in the knee was repaired, but there is currently no timetable for his return. This is the second significant injury in Oladipo’s career after he sustained a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee in January 2019.
Oladipo, a two-time All-Star who turns 31 on Thursday, has played for the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, and Miami Heat during his 10-year career. He joined the Heat in 2022-23, where he averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 42 games. Before his latest injury, he had career averages of 16.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 504 games.
As the Heat look to advance in the playoffs, Oladipo’s absence will be felt on the court. However, the team will have to adjust and continue their momentum without him. Hopefully, the surgery will lead to a successful recovery and Oladipo will be able to return to the court stronger than before.