Injured Butler ruled out for Heat in Portland

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Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for the Miami Heat ahead of their game at the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

Five-time All Star Butler had to be helped from the court after suffering an ankle injury during Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors.

And the Heat will have to do without the swingman, who is averaging 23.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists this season, as they look to avoid a third straight NBA defeat.

Butler has already missed 15 games so far in 2021-22, some due to issues with the same right ankle, while he also had a tailbone injury.

The team did not provide any further details on his status other than ruling him out of the game against the Trail Blazers.

Miami had won five games in a row prior to consecutive road losses against the Sacramento Kings and the Warriors, who won 115-108 with Butler forced off towards the end of the third quarter.

The team sit fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 23-15 record, having made it to the NBA Finals last season.

Miami were already due to be without Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson against Portland (14-22).

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