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Top Omer Yurtseven News

  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Cleared for high-impact work

    Yurtseven's left ankle has fully healed from surgery, and he's been cleared for high-impact work, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Yurtseven underwent successful surgery in mid-November to address an impingement, bone spur and stress reaction in his left ankle. He was deemed out indefinitely following the procedure, but it appears the big man finally has a return date in mind, as Jackson relays that Miami hopes Yurtseven is able to play in games following the All-Star break. When available, the undrafted product out of Georgetown figures to compete with Orlando Robinson and Dewayne Dedmon for the backup center job behind Bam Adebayo.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Undergoes successful surgery

    Yurtseven underwent successful surgery Tuesday to address an impingement, bone spur and stress reaction in his left ankle and is out indefinitely.

    Yurtseven has yet to make his season debut and will remain out indefinitely following ankle surgery. It's unclear when the backup big man will be evaluated again, but in his absence, Dewayne Dedmon figures to operate as the top reserve big man behind Bam Adebayo.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Likely to undergo surgery

    Yurtseven (ankle) is expected to undergo surgery later this week and is out indefinitely, Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald reports.

    Yurtseven has already missed each of the Heat's first 13 regular-season games, and with surgery on tap, he'll be in store for an even longer absence to begin the campaign. According to Chiang, the Heat are hopeful that Yurtseven can make a full recovery from surgery in around three months, which would put his timeline to return somewhere around late February or early March. The 24-year-old big man will become a restricted free agent this summer.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Likely out for extended period

    Yurtseven is expected to miss an extended period, and potentially the entire season, if he undergoes surgery to fix a bone spur issue in his ankle, Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    The Heat have been listing Yurtseven as out with an ankle impingement since the team's first exhibition contest. The second-year big man is an impending free agent, so he may opt for surgery to rehabilitate before the offseason. Even if Yurtseven doesn't undergo surgery, he is expected to face an extensive absence.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Sitting again Thursday

    Yurtseven (ankle) remains out for Thursday's game versus the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven has yet to make his season debut for the Heat, and it remains unclear when exactly that will occur. His next chance comes Saturday in a rematch with Charlotte.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Not playing Monday

    Yurtseven (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    The 24-year-old center is still awaiting his 2022-23 debut while he recovers from the left ankle impingement. Even once he's able to play, Yurtseven may not be a part of head coach Erik Spoelstra's rotation so long as Bam Adebayo and Dewayne Dedmon are available.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Out Friday

    Yurtseven (ankle) is out for Friday's game against the Pacers, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    Yurtseven still isn't ready to make his season debut. The bigger news is that Bam Adebayo (knee) is questionable and that Jimmy Butler (hip) is out, meaning the Heat will need more minutes from the other healthy players on the roster.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Still out

    Yurtseven (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against Sacramento, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven has yet to play this season while dealing with a left ankle injury. His next chance to suit up will come Friday against the Pacers.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Will remain out Tuesday

    Yurtseven (ankle) won't play Tuesday against the Warriors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven will remain sidelined for Tuesday's contest as he continues to nurse a left ankle injury. His next chance to make his 2022-23 debut will arrive Wednesday against the Kings.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Unlikely to return until November

    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday that Yurtseven (ankle) is unlikely to play on the team's upcoming West Coast trip, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven seems likely to miss upcoming games versus the Warriors on Thursday and the Kings on Saturday after already being ruled out for Wednesday's game versus Portland. The Heat return to Miami on Nov. 1 against the Warriors, and there is no guarantee that Yurtseven will be available for that matchup. Dewayne Dedmon is in line to continue receiving backup center minutes until the second-year big man returns.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Remains out Wednesday

    Yurtseven (ankle) won't play in Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Yurtseven continues to deal with a left ankle injury and will have to wait at least one more game to make his season debut. The center may have a chance to return to the floor during the second game of the Heat's upcoming back-to-back Thursday versus Golden State.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Remains out Monday

    Yurtseven (ankle) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

    Yurtseven has been battling an ankle injury since the start of training camp, and it remains to be seen when he'll be cleared to return to action. Whenever that happens, Yurtseven will battle for backup center minutes behind Bam Adebayo.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Sitting again Saturday

    Yurtseven (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Raptors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven's ankle is still bothersome, and it remains unclear when the big man will be ready for his regular-season debut. His next opportunity surfaces Monday in the second consecutive tilt versus Toronto.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Remains out Friday

    Yurtseven (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Boston.

    Yurtseven has been dealing with an ankle injury over the last few weeks and will be unavailable for a second consecutive game to begin the regular season. His next chance to return will be Saturday against the Raptors.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Sidelined for opener

    Yurtseven (ankle) will not take the floor Wednesday versus the Bulls.

    Yurtseven hasn't been practicing of late, so it seemed like a longshot he would be available for the opener. He indeed will sit out the affair and will look toward Friday against the Celtics for his next chance at a regular-season debut.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Still not practicing

    Yurtseven (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Yurtseven continues to be sidelined due to left ankle soreness and appears unlikely to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Bulls. If he's sidelined, Dewayne Dedmon would operate as the top big man behind Bam Adebayo.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Misses Monday's practice

    Yurtseven (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven has been battling left ankle soreness for most of the preseason, managing just one appearance in the preseason opener. With the season opener just two days away, it seems Yurtseven's status is up in the air.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 275 lbs
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Age: 24
School: Georgetown
Experience: 1