How long is Jimmy Butler out? Heat star out after leaving game vs. Warriors with right ankle injury

In the Miami Heat’s loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, January 3 (ET), star forward Jimmy Butler left the game late in the third quarter due to injury and never returned.

How long will Miami be without Butler? Here is everything we know about the injury.

What is Jimmy Butler’s injury?

While playing Juan Toscano-Anderson, Butler fell to the ground and appeared to have suffered a serious injury to his right ankle.

Had to be helped up off the ground like refused to put any weight on that injured foot. At the time of leaving the game, Butler had 22 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Later, the Heat announced that they would not be returning to the court.

How long will Jimmy Butler be out?

The extent of Butler’s injury is still unknown. Reports suggest the Heat are not concerned which is more than just an ankle injury and definitely not the Achilles.

Please check back for the latest on Butler’s injury situation as updates become available.

Regarding availability, it has been a season of start and end for Butler after he played the first 11 games. Since then, whether from a coccyx or other injuries, he has only played 12 of the 25 games.

Heat’s next schedule

This game in San Francisco was the Heat’s third on their six-game road trip. They then travel to Portland, Phoenix and Atlanta before returning home to play eight of their next nine in front of their loyal fans.

The next Miami Heat schedule
Date Adversary Time (ET)
Wednesday, January 5 in Trail Blazers 10:00 PM
Saturday January 8 in the suns 21:00
Wednesday, january 12 in Hawks 7:30 PM
Friday january 14 against hawks 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 15 against 76ers 8:00 PM