Heat's McRoberts has season-ending knee surgery

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that forward Josh McRoberts underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The Heat announced on Dec. 15 that an MRI taken on McRoberts' troublesome knee revealed the tear. Despite the good news which resulted from the 45- minute procedure, he'll likely miss the remainder of the season while rehabbing.

Injuries have hampered McRoberts all throughout this season, his first with the Heat since signing a four-year contract with the club over the summer. The eight-year veteran has averaged just 4.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 17.4 minutes in 17 games.

McRoberts averaged career bests of 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists while starting 78 games with Charlotte last season, helping the then-Bobcats to a surprise playoff appearance.