Dion Waiters may need to undergo surgery on his chronically sprained left ankle in the offseason.
"Until I take care of it and do what I’m supposed to do with it," Waiters said in the locker room before his team faced the Orlando Magic at AmericanAirlines Arena, "even if I have the littlest sprain, it’s going to be like severe."
Waiters missed the final 13 games of the 16-17 season due to the sprain but elected not to undergo surgery this past offseason. Waiters would need a six month recovery.
Waiters signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Heat in July.
"It plays in my mind, but there's nothing I can do now," he said. "I'm already playing.
"At this point, you got to see what's best. But I won't write it off . . . especially if I'm going to keep going through the same thing, even with like little tweaks and things like that.
"When the season is over, after the playoffs and things like that, I'll sit down with my family, my agent and we'll going to take care of it."