Tyler Herro’s Ankle Sprain Forces Extended Absence, Posing Challenge for Miami Heat

November 15, 2023

Miami Heat’s rising star, Tyler Herro, will be facing an extended time on the sidelines due to a Grade 2 ankle sprain sustained in a recent game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The team announced that Herro will be in a walking boot for the next ten days and undergo a re-evaluation after two weeks, providing a clearer picture of his return to action.

This setback means that Herro will miss a significant chunk of the season’s opening weeks, with an expected absence of at least three and a half weeks. The versatile guard, who has been enjoying a stellar start to the season, averaging a career-high 22.9 points, five rebounds, and 4.6 assists, will be sorely missed on the court.

The injury occurred during a drive to the basket when Herro inadvertently stepped on the foot of Memphis center Jaren Jackson. Despite heading to the locker room immediately after, Herro did not return to the game.

This is a blow for the Heat, who are currently on a three-game winning streak. The timing of the injury, with two off days before their next game against the Atlanta Hawks, offers some respite for the team to adjust their strategies in Herro’s absence.

Speaking about the setback, Herro expressed resilience, saying, “It’s unfortunate, but I’m just going to continue to work hard. I’ve been through this injury stuff before. I’m just going to keep working.” Herro missed a significant portion of last year’s postseason due to a hand injury sustained in the first game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Heat’s schedule poses an exciting scenario for Herro’s potential return. If he cannot return for the game against the Indiana Pacers on December 2, he would have over a month off, as the season doesn’t resume until December 13 due to a scheduled break.

As the team adjusts to Herro’s absence, fans will eagerly await updates on his recovery and return to the court, hoping for a swift and complete recovery for the dynamic guard.