Injuries have played a big role in the Miami Heat's sluggish start to the 2022-23 season. Sharpshooter Duncan Robinson has been hampered throughout the campaign, nursing minor ankle, hamstring and finger ailments already.
The latest update on Robinson is brutal news for the Heat.
The wing will need surgery on his nagging finger injury and is slated to now miss the next four weeks. Per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Robinson originally picked up the problem against the Washington Wizards in late November and it's failed to get better since.
Robinson's upcoming absence is another blow to a banged-up Miami rotation. The sharpshooter has unfortunately taken a step back this season will all of his injury troubles, playing in 28 contests but logging zero starts after regularly starting in 2021-22. He's averaging a meager 6.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game this season
Most concerning is Robinson's drop-off behind the arc. The 3-point threat's been anything but that in 2022-23, shooting his lowest percentage from deep (33.1%) since his debut in 2018-19.
Perhaps a month of rest will allow Robinson to get his entire body right and recharge for a strong second half of the year. The Heat, who are just the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference right now, could certainly be their 3-point expert playing at the level they know he's capable of.
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