Victor Oladipo
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Victor Oladipo is recovering from a quad surgery he had in May and will certainly miss the start of the 2021/22 season.

However, the guard of the Miami Heat could return to action sooner than expected and before the end of 2021.

“Sources close to Oladipo’s process throughout summer have maintained that he’s ahead of schedule and that there is an expectation surrounding him that he could be hooping by December.

That’s a completely different timeline than I had been conceptualizing as somebody following this team. I was looking at more like the All-Star break.

So the fact that he is advancing and looking like he is ahead of schedule and should be able to play basketball. Let’s just say Christmas. I’m throwing out an arbitrary date in December for instance.

That’s so much sooner than I was counting on Oladipo,” Greg Sylvander of Five Reasons Sports Network reports, via Larry Brown Sports.

Before suffering the season-ending injury, Oladipo played just four games for the Heat.