Injury Strikes Again In Miami: Beasley Hurt At First Heat Practice

Alexander RiveroContributor IJuly 3, 2008

After having the worst record in the East and a array of injuries, things couldn't get any worse in Miami, could they?


The No. 2 overall pick, Michael Beasley, suffered an injury in his first practice with the Heat on Wednesday. The Kansas State phenom took an elbow to the chest during a defensive drill.

Miami has downplayed the extent of the injury saying, "He probably could have finished if it was regular season or something like that, but we just wanted to be safe."

But can Miami fans help but wonder if this will be a repeat of last years season?

Sure Miami has the talent, but what good is it when injuries sideline the team's best players? Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, "When he gets back out here, he'll be fine and when we get up to Orlando, he will be fine."

Miami fans know this feeling all to well. Injuries have haunted this team ever since Dwayne Wade separated his shoulder against the Rockets. A vast number of injuries plus zero bench depth gives you a 15-67 record.

And what more can a team expect when your starting lineup includes D-Leaguers such as Chris Quinn and Daequan Cook?

The Miami Heat insist that the only reason Beasley didn't finish his first team practice was strictly precautionary, and, for the Heat's sake, lets hope so.