The Miami Heat won a big game against the Giannis Antetokounmpo-less Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
However, not everything was a joy for them, as Jimmy Butler scared the entire organization during the game.
After going for a bucket, Butler took a hard fall and had to go to the Heat locker room.
Jimmy Butler headed to the locker room after a hard fall
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He returned to the game, but the team still provided an update on this injury.
Turns out Butler has a bruised glute as a result of this play.
UPDATE: Jimmy Butler’s injury is a bruised glute. https://t.co/FGkJkIeqOx
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The Heat are going very strong against the undermanned Bucks.
They have taken big advantage of not facing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who picked up an injury in Game 1 of this series.
Butler is the leader of the Heat and losing him will be very painful for the Heat too.
Bruised glutes should be fine in a couple of days if it’s not a major thing. Otherwise, it could take a couple of weeks to fully heal.
Hopefully, for the Heat, this one isn’t severe and Butler can be ready to play Game 4.
The Heat are now up 2-1 over the Bucks and if they win their next game, the situation will look pretty favorable for them.
It’s unclear if Giannis will return by then, but that appears to be the only hope the 2021 NBA champions have right now.
Butler dropped 30 points on the Bucks, adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
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