Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. was helped to the locker room early in the second quarter of Sunday night's game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden with what appeared to be a significant knee injury.
The Heat issued a statement before halftime that read, "Derrick Jones Jr. has a right knee injury.
With Jones, who was fouled on the play while driving in transition, unable to remain in the game, he was disqualified from returning.
Kelly Olynyk then entered in place of Whiteside, scoring 11 points over the final 11 minutes of a first half that ended with the Knicks ahead 58-52.
The Heat began the game without guard Tyler Johnson, who was sidelined with a sore left calf sustained in Friday night's victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, with Wayne Ellington starting in his place.
The Heat continue to play in the absence of point guard Goran Dragic, who is recovering from December knee surgery, expected to return at next month's All-Star break.
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