Despite securing their second consecutive victory [ won 108-102] , the Miami Heat faced a setback as their key player, Tyler Herro, departed the game against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a right ankle sprain. Dru Smith replaced him with only 55 seconds left in the initial quarter.
First accounts from the Miami Heat hinted at Herro’s non-return to the game. Confirming this in a post-game media session, Tyler Herro disclosed his expectation of remaining sidelined for a couple of weeks.
“Obviously probably a couple weeks… Herro said.
“Obviously probably a couple weeks…
…I heard some crunches and cracks in my ankle and I’m like ‘yeah, that’ll be it.’ So, I actually told the bench like ‘I’m done.'”
— Bally Sports Sun: HEAT (@BallyHEAT) November 9, 2023
Before exiting, Herro made a noteworthy contribution with 6 points, a rebound, and an assist. Unfortunately, he now adds to the Heat’s growing list of injured players, including Caleb Martin (knee), Nikola Jovic (illness), Jamal Cain (illness), Cole Swider (G League), and RJ Hampton (G League).
In Tyler Herro’s absence, the team is likely to rely more on Josh Richardson and Duncan Robinson, who are expected to see extended playing time.