The foot injury will not require surgery, Dragic said. He’s expected to make a full recovery by simply resting it. “I love him to death. I wish I could play with him as a teammate for forever,” Heat All-Star wing Jimmy Butler said. “Because these are the moments that you cherish. He put his body on the line for me and the rest of our guys for this organization. That shows the type of player that he is and the type of person that he is. We go down swinging, I’m glad he was out there fighting with us.”
Dragic won a lot of people's
respect when he played through a torn plantar fascia in Game 6 of
the Finals. Goran was told the injury could not worsen and it was
just a matter of being able to tolerate the pain in his foot while
Dragic was Miami's postseason leading scorer and him going down obviously was a huge blow to the Heat. Goran was averaging 19.1 points per game in the playoffs leading up to his injury. The good news is that Dragic will not require surgery on his foot and is expected to make a full recovery in time for next season.