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Kelly Olynyk suffers bruised knee in fall during Canada exhibition game

Friday 9 August 2019 06:57, UK

Kelly Olynyk questions a call during a Miami Heat regular-season game
Image: Kelly Olynyk questions a call during a Miami Heat regular-season game

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk was diagnosed with a bruised right knee after slipping on a wet floor during Canada's exhibition game against Nigeria in Toronto on Wednesday night.

The injury was initially feared to be more serious, but X-rays were negative, Sportsnet reported on Thursday.

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Olynyk was helped to his feet by one of his opponents, but fell back to the floor as he attempted to walk off the injury.

The 28-year-old seven-footer is expected to be sidelined at least a week, but said he still plans to compete in the FIBA World Cup starting August 31.

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Olynyk is entering the third season of his four-year, $50m deal with the Heat.

He averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 79 games (36 starts) last season.

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