Dion Waiters update: Heat guard progressing, swelling in ankle continues to subside

 

Miami’s Dion Waiters will miss his seventh game tonight since spraining his left ankle. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

MIAMI – Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters continues to progress and the swelling in his sprained left ankle continues to subside. But Spoelstra still will not reveal a timetable for the Heat’s starting shooting guard to return.

“He’s progressing, he’s about to do more work right now,” Spoelstra said today following the team shoot-around as it prepares for tonight’s game against the Knicks.

“The swelling has come down considerably. He’s still going through the process of more mobility and movement.”

Waiters, who was injured March 17 against Minnesota and has missed six games, recently had an MRI that showed no further damage.

To return for the final two regular season games, Waiters would have to be on the court in 10 days.

Waiters has not started any one-court work and Spoelstra said Waiters still is in a walking boot when he’s not rehabbing the injury.

“He’s out of it every time he’s with us doing exercises so that might be six to eight hours a day,” he said. “He’s sleeping with it, basically.”

The Heat are 3-3 since Waiters’ injury.

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