Beno Udrih was a key role player on San Antonio early in his career.
He had been a nomad since, making five other stops before seeming to find a comfortable home -- at least for the rest of this season -- after Miami acquired him in the Mario Chalmers deal. He isn't spectacular, but had generally provided steady backup point guard play.
Now, on the last year of his contract, he may have played his last game for Miami.
After Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, Udrih stuck around and explained what occurred.
He said an MRI showed a torn ligament in his foot.
"I felt a really sharp pain in my big toe," Udrih said. "It happened in the first couple of minutes of the first quarter. Then I came back out and then back in. It was just getting more sore. Then by halftime, when we were back in the locker room, I couldn't stop over my toe. The pain was really bad, but the x-ray didn't show anything, so I was positive about it. Then the next day showed what it was."
Udrih said, after the surgery, it typically takes three months to heal.
"But I will do whatever it take to maybe come back faster than that," Udrih said.
Three months, after all, would be mid-May.
It's unclear if the Heat season goes that long.
It's also possible that the Heat could cut Udrih and use the roster spot on someone else, especially with Chris Bosh and Tyler Johnson indefinitely unavailable.