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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Heat Injury Update: Danny Granger reveals he had knee surgery months ago

By on 9/27/2014 10:30:00 PM

Newly acquired Miami Heat forward Danny Granger revealed at Heat media day on Friday that he had knee surgery two months ago. Granger will be on a "maintenance program" similar to Dwyane Wade was last season, but will likely play in the second half of back-to-backs. He expects to be ready for the regular season.

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Granger has been plagued by numerous knee injuries, and has not played a full season in three years. As a result, he has predictably struggled, and has not been the 20 point per game scorer he once was. Granger was able to contribute at the end of last season however, helping the Los Angeles Clippers in their playoff run with solid defense and 35% shooting from deep.

The 31-year-old forward is expected to play a significant role for the Heat this upcoming season, presumably as a sixth man. The Heat signed Granger to a two year, $4.2 million deal this off-season, attempting to rebound from losing Lebron James in free agency. If healthy, this could be the season Granger rejuvenates himself and becomes the star he once was.

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