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Moon to have hernia surgery

4/28/2009 - NBA Jamario Moon Miami Heat + more

MIAMI -- Heat forward Jamario Moon will miss the remainder of the postseason because of a sports hernia that will require surgery, meaning he may have played his last game in a Miami uniform.

Moon suffered what was diagnosed as a lower abdominal strain in Game 3 of Miami's first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. An MRI exam revealed further problems, and Moon will have season-ending surgery Thursday.

The team said he will need two weeks to rest after the surgery, and will be re-evaluated at that time.

Moon is due to become a free agent this summer. The Heat acquired him and Jermaine O'Neal in February in a deal that sent Shawn Marion to the Toronto Raptors.