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Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters will have surgery on his left ankle sometime in the near future, the team confirmed today.

“We are confident this surgery will resolve all of the issues with the ankle,” said the Heat in a statement. “This process will not just repair the ankle, but also kick-start a whole new reboot for Dion. A full recovery is expected.”

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, “Waiters said in September he was told last season that the estimated timetable for a return from such surgery would be eight to 10 months.”

Waiters this season is averaging 14.3 points and 3.8 assists per game, shooting just 39.8% from the field and just 30.6% from three-point range.

More from the Sun Sentinel: “The Heat are now positioned to apply to the NBA for the $5.5 million disabled-player exception, half of Waiters’ 2017-18 salary, but would have to open a roster spot, already at the roster maximum of 15 players, not counting the two additional players on two-way contracts with the developmental-league. Such an exception signing would be limited to the balance of the season and would have to be exercised by March 12. The exception could only be used on a replacement player in the final year of a contract, be it on a free-agent, in a trade or for a waiver claim.”