Miami Heat Lose Guard For 4+ Weeks With Broken Wrist

It's a rough start to his career, but for the second consecutive season, Miami Heat guard Marcus Garrett has suffered a wrist injury that threatens his spot on the team.

He'll be out for at least four weeks, after which time the cast will be removed and he'll be re-evaluated. A wrist injury also wiped out Garrett's rookie season last year, limiting him to 12 games. The Heat waived him after he underwent wrist surgery in January.

“You really do feel for him,” head coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s had such a tremendous summer. He’s really been diligent with first of all getting his wrist healthy and then preparing him for summer league. He had some great moments, and then August and September have just been outstanding.”

The 6'5" shooting guard averaged 24 minutes in three Summer League games, scoring 7.3 points while grabbing 4.3 rebounds. 

Garrett was on a two-way contract, so it's quite possible that he could be released. At least that's what it sounds like from Spoelstra's take on the matter.

The coach called it a "business decision" as to the future of Garrett with the Heat.

The 23-year-old was averaging 3.3 points in 18 minutes per contest through the preseason. 

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