MRI on Dion Waiters’ sprained left ankle comes back negative, still no timetable for return

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — There is still no timetable for Dion Waiters’ return, but the Heat are encouraged by the progress he’s making in Miami.

Waiters did not travel with the team on it’s current three-game road trip, as he’s still recovering from a sprained left ankle he suffered on March 17 against the Timberwolves. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Waiters will miss the Heat’s final two games of the trip — Tuesday against the Pistons and Wednesday against the Knicks — as he continues to rehab the injury in Miami.

Heat guard Dion Waiters goes to the basket during Miami’s victory in Atlanta on Friday. (AP Photo/John Amis)

“He’s getting great work [in Miami],” Spoelstra said Tuesday morning in advance of Miami’s game in Detroit. “At this point, we just want to keep him on track.”

Spoelstra confirmed Tuesday that Waiters did get an MRI on his ankle and it came back negative. When asked for the grade of Waiters’ ankle sprain, Spoelstra says doctors did not give one.

Entering Tuesday’s game against the Pistons, the Heat are 1-3 without Waiters since the injury.

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