Jimmy Butler injury update: Heat star leaves Game 3 of Eastern Conference finals with knee inflammation

Sat, May 21, 2022
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Jimmy Butler injury update: Heat star leaves Game 3 of Eastern Conference finals with knee inflammation

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics with knee inflammation, the team announced. Butler played 19 minutes in the first half but did not come out of the locker room after halftime.'

It's not clear if there was any specific instance that caused the flare-up, but Butler has been dealing with a knee problem throughout the playoffs. He previously missed Game 5 of the Heat's first-round due to knee inflammation.'

AP Sports will continue updating this breaking news story.'

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