Heat to shut down Whiteside for 1-2 weeks

Hassan Whiteside has a bone bruise in his knee.

Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside has continued to experience soreness in his right knee and will be shut down for the next one-to-two weeks.

Whiteside underwent an MRI Thursday which revealed a bone bruise in his knee.

Whiteside sat out Wednesday’s road loss to the New York Knicks after playing 19 minutes the previous night in Cleveland. The 7-footer is getting frustrated by the ailment and told reporters he’s going to miss additional time.

“It’s really bothering me, man,” Whiteside told reporters. “We’re going to figure it out. We’re going to figure it out when we get back to Miami and figure out what’s wrong. It has really been bothering me throughout the season. You know, I sat out, I missed them games, I came back and it’s still bothering me.”

Whiteside, who is averaging 14.9 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, missed five games after initially suffering a bone bruise on Oct. 18.