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Mario Chalmers out 2-4 weeks with sprained ankle

According to our own Ira Winderman, Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers has suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain. The injury, which Chalmers sustained while “working out and playing ball,” will keep him out of action for the next 2-4 weeks.

When a high-ankle sprain occurs during the season, it’s one of the most frustrating injuries a player can sustain because of how long it can take to heal and how few good treatment procedures there are for it beyond ice and rest. Fortunately for Chalmers, it’s July, and the injury likely won’t keep Chalmers out of training camp. The Heat will certainly hope Chalmers heals quickly, because his defense and ability to stretch the floor will be an important complement to Miami’s trio of All-Stars.