Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro is not expected to play Friday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics with a groin injury, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Herro, 22, participated in parts of shootaround Friday morning, but he experienced some discomfort while sliding defensively, sources said. The Heat and Herro do not want to put his health at risk, particularly if he steps on the court prematurely and suffers a long-term injury that could require offseason surgery.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra basically says ignore injury list, that those who played Wednesday he expects to play Friday. With Herro, who has missed last two with groin strain, he was less committal. Declined to say why Butler is not on injury report (as he seems to be ailing).
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro’s injury: “I kinda had an idea when we were leaving that he needed rest and recovery.” On Herro himself pushing to play: “These decisions have to be made by our training staff and the doctors.”
Barry Jackson: Herro told me yesterday he is hopeful about playing tomorrow. But if medical staff thinks it's a mistake (quite possible), he likely won't play. As of yesterday, he had discomfort running. No Heat access today
Anthony Chiang: The Heat is listing Herro (left groin strain), Kyle Lowry (left hamstring strain), Max Strus (right hamstring strain), P.J. Tucker (left knee irritation) and Gabe Vincent (left hamstring strain) as questionable for Game 5. Jimmy Butler is not on the injury report.
Chris Haynes: Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro will not play tonight against Boston Celtics.
Ira Winderman: Questionable for Heat for Thursday: Tyler Herro (ankle sprain) Caleb Martin (ankle sprain) Max Strus (hamstring) PJ Tucker (calf strain) Gabe Vincent (knee irritation)
Ky Carlin: Heat star Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tomorrow due to right knee inflammation Tyler Herro, Markieff Morris, Caleb Martin, Max Strus, and P.J. Tucker are all also listed as questionable tomorrow Kyle Lowry is out #Sixers
Ira Winderman: Tyler Herro (illness) back at practice today.
Brady Hawk: Heat injury report tomorrow vs Knicks Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, and Caleb Martin all questionable Victor Oladipo and Gabe Vincent out @5ReasonsSports
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra says Tyler Herro (knee) possibly out through the All-Star break (which basically would also mean Thursday in Charlotte).
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro (right knee soreness), Caleb Martin (left Achilles soreness) and P.J. Tucker (left knee contusion) listed as questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Nets. Markieff Morris and Victor Oladipo remain out.
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra says Tyler Herro is questionable still vs Detroit tonight He's going to go through his pregame routine, then they will make a decision from there @5ReasonsSports
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro (wrist bruise) and Bam Adebayo (knee bruise) questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Wizards. Markieff Morris and Victor Oladipo remain out.
Tim Reynolds: Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro are questionable for tomorrow. Victor Oladipo remains out.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report for Friday at Atlanta: Tyler Herro, Questionable, Right Foot; Soreness Victor Oladipo, Out, Right Knee; Soreness Gabe Vincent, Probable, Right Knee; Soreness
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro is available to play tonight after he was listed as probable with foot soreness. Dewayne Dedmon will not play after just signing with the Heat today. KZ Okpala (protocols) only other Heat player unavailable.
Anthony Chiang: Heat is listing Tyler Herro (left foot soreness) as probable for tomorrow's game vs. Lakers. KZ Okpala (health and safety protocols) remains out.
Anthony Chiang: On 1:30 p.m. injury report, Jimmy Butler (protocols), Goran Dragic (left groin strain) and Tyler Herro (neck spasms) are questionable for tonight's game vs. Clippers. But now Duncan Robinson (quad contusion) is also questionable.
Tim Reynolds: Avery Bradley is available. Goran Dragic is out. Tyler Herro is TBD.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report for Wednesday vs. visiting Nuggets: Out: Jimmy Butler (protocols) Chris Silva (hip flexor) Meyers Leonard (shoulder) Moe Harkless (thigh) Questionable Avery Bradley (protocols) Tyler Herro (neck) Goran Dragic (groin) Gabe Vincent (ankle)
Ira Winderman: Tyler Herro (neck) again out for Heat, also to miss next two in Brooklyn. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley yet to resume court activity. pic.twitter.com/fj0Nb0E8N5
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro (neck spasms), "He's making good progress. The last 48 hours have been really good for him. So we just want him to continue to trend in this direction. He's getting better. He's getting close."
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra said Tyler Herro and Jae Crowder went through a full practice today. Jimmy Butler did not practice today, but he is feeling better. Herro's availability for tomorrow's game will be determined based on how he feels over next 24 hours.
David Furones: Spoelstra did say it was looking optimistic for Herro but no timeline. “And I don’t want him talking about a timeline. He’ll come up with something crazy — like this weekend or something.”
Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro plans to ditch the walking boot on his right foot next week. “Hopefully by Wednesday and go from there,” Herro said on Friday. “Whenever I’m feeling right I’ll be able to come back out and play. I’m trying to get back and play as soon as possible."
Herro clarified his injury is a foot issue, not right ankle soreness as the team had previously listed. “There’s no more pain at this point,” Herro said. "Just being able to rest it and make sure the problem doesn’t come back up.'
Miami HEAT: #MIAvsPOR UPDATE: Coach Spo says Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill will be available for tomorrow’s game vs the Blazers. Tyler Herro (ankle) and Jimmy Butler (shoulder) both missed today’s practice. Coach Spo doesn’t expect them to play tomorrow.
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra says James Johnson (illness) and Tyler Herro (ankle) are out tonight vs. Pistons. Kelly Olynyk (knee) will play.
June 25, 2022 | 3:24 pm EDT Update
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