Waiters, who hasn't played since December 22, said last month he was aiming to delay surgery until the offseason after forgoing the option to have a procedure over the summer. Waiters' expected absence for the rest of the season is a major blow for Miami's depth.
Prior to this decision, Waiters had been resting and rehabilitating the ankle, but it was unclear if he had been making significant progress.
Last July, Waiters signed a four year, $52 Million deal with the Heat. But it's still a tough blow for the squad, which now sits at 24-17 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Six Quakes in One Hour Hit Iran-Iraq Border
Iranian media are reporting that a magnitude 5.1 quake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman. AFP correspondents said the quakes were also felt across Iraq and in Iraqi Kurdistan bordering Iran .
Crashing out the European Union 'will cost London 90000 jobs'
The impact assessments are likely to infuriate the government, which has insisted such information could undermine negotiations. Last month the Government was obliged to release some Brexit sectoral analyses after losing a binding vote in the Commons .
Disaster alert from stricken oil tanker in East China Sea
The company insists the engine room is "not directly affected by the fire" and says it is "likely" rescuers will find survivors. Chinese media has shared footage of oil tanker Sanchi puffing black clouds of smoke as rescue boats try to douse the flames.