The enthusiasm of the Miami Heat for the victory in Game 3 and the momentary 2-1 lead in the series against Milwaukee was quickly quelled by the nasty injury suffered by Victor Oladipo. The player, during the fourth quarter, in the garbage time, injured his left knee. During a third period, the knee simply gave out, and Oladipo was carried off the court by arm as his teammates watched in astonishment.
Just now it was revealed that Oladipo suffered a patellar tendon injury in his knee and his season ended early. It is the third serious knee injury for the former Magic, Thunder and Pacers guard. In early 2019, as the reigning Most Improved Player, Oladipo had ruptured the quadriceps tendon in his right knee: he missed just over a full year because of it. The same tendon then returned to bother him in May 2021, forcing him to have another operation from which he then returned in March 2022. Now yet another stop, after he had played 42 out of 82 games this season. Few? Not for him, since unfortunately since the 2018-19 season, he has played only 138 out of 380 competitions.