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Markieff Morris to continue neck recovery; Will miss sixth-straight game

by TLD
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The severity of Markieff Morris’ neck injury may seem to be worse after all.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra provided an update on Markieff Morris, who is still recovering from whiplash after being hit from behind by Nikola Jokic, Winderman adds in a separate story. Morris didn’t accompany the team on its current four-game road trip, which means he will miss at least 10 games. “It was a very dangerous play and it’s really unfortunate,” Spoelstra said. “That’s the byproduct of those kind of dangerous actions. But he is feeling better. We’ll just continue to take it one day at a time.”

As per Heat insider Wes Goldberg, the veteran is set to miss his sixth-straight game with the Miami Heat, and won’t be able to travel with the team on its four-game road trip against Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Chicago Bulls.

Morris suffered the said injury in Miami’s visit against the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 8, wherein he had an infamous body check exchange with superstar Nikola Jokic.

“I felt bad; I am not supposed to react that way but I need to protect myself.”

– Nikola Jokic after the notorious play

The league landed a fine on Morris for its own unnecessary doing with $50,000, while star swingman Jimmy Butler received a punishment worth $30,000 after jawing the Nuggets bench in the incident and attempting to escalate the altercation. Jokic was then suspended for one game because of the forceful tackle response against the forward.

Markieff is currently averaging 7.7 markers, 2.8 boards and 45.7 field goal percentage in 18.7 of game exposure this season. The Heat is currently sitting at the uppermost spot in the East, along with the Brooklyn Nets (11-5).

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