Monday , Nov , 24 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Heat’s Butler sidelined indefinitely

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat forward Caron Butler is sidelined
indefinitely as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

Butler underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee October 4. He was then
placed on the injured list October 27.

For the first time in eight games, Butler didn’t play at all in Saturday’s
100-98 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Butler told the Sun-Sentinel on Saturday that he doesn’t want to return to
action until his knee is completely healthy.

The 23-year-old Butler is averaging just 4.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in eight
contests this season.

Last season for the Heat, Butler played in 78 games and averaged 15.4 points
and 5.1 boards as a rookie.