Tuesday April 28 2009 – 1:02pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
More injury news to report …
30 minutes ago it was Raptors’ point guard Jose Calderon.
Now it’s Calderon’s former teammate, Jamario Moon.
Moon will undergo surgery on Thursday April 30 to repair a sports hernia injury.
He will accompany his Miami Heat teammates to Atlanta for Game 5 of their 1st round series against the Hawks, before returning to Florida for his surgery at Baptist Doctors Hospital in Miami.
The Heat are saying Moon will rest for two weeks following the procedure, and then be re-evaluated. Heat officials are saying that they expect the forward to miss the rest of the 2009 playoffs – no matter how far Miami advances (or not).
In 80 games this season (with the Raptors and Heat), Moon averaged 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.08 steals in 25.9 minutes per game.