Before the Miami Heat took on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Victor Oladipo was spotted in workout gear on the sidelines, prompting new hope the two-time All-Star will be able to return to play this season.
While there were numerous reports that the 28-year-old guard would be done for the season after reinjuring his right knee on April 8, on April 18, Five Reasons Sports Network shared a major update tweeting, “No new injury showed up on MRI. tied to old quad injury. It’s up to him, depending on pain tolerance and precautions.”
Oladipo’s X-rays didn’t show anything severely wrong, and it’s great news that his MRI came back. However, the biggest concern with Oladipo remains — the fact that he’s so injury prone. Oladipo admitted after joining the Heat that he was still struggling from rupturing the quadriceps tendon in that same knee back on January 23, 2019. After undergoing surgery, Oladipo missed the rest of the 2018- 2019 NBA season and didn’t return to action until January 29, 2020.
On April 3, Oladipo spoke about his recovery process. “One leg is stronger than the other,” he said. “So I have some hypertrophy in one leg than the other. So working my way back and finding my balance is something I’m continuing to work at.”