Hassan Whiteside Injury: Updates on Heat Center's Knee and Return

Tim DanielsFeatured Columnist

Nov 25, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) looks to the bench during the first quarter of the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons defeated the Heat 104-01. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is dealing with a knee injury suffered on Jan. 11, but is ready for a return to the court. 

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Whiteside Active vs. Clippers

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Whiteside said he's playing on Wednesday, per Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post.

Whiteside Gives Heat Important Post Presence 

Whiteside has developed into a key asset on the interior for Miami. He traveled the globe after his first NBA stint with the Sacramento Kings didn't work out. Now he's averaging a double-double while leading the league in blocks for the Heat at 3.81 per game.

On the injury front, he previously missed some action with knee soreness. That's always a concern. "I really felt like I couldn't really do anything, as far as running or jumping," he said at the time, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.