Tyler Herro, Miami Heat’s star guard, has hit a bump in the road. After a tricky tumble in the game against Memphis, he’s found himself with a Grade 2 ankle sprain. The verdict came after an MRI on Thursday, and it’s not looking like a quick bounce back. Which is tragic for his NBA player stats.
On the Sidelines
For the next 10 days, Herro’s new best friend will be a walking boot, with a plan to reassess his condition in two weeks. But don’t hold your breath for a quick comeback. Word on the street is that Herro might be riding the bench (and the NBA injury report) for several weeks.
The Moment of Misfortune
It all went downhill for Herro during that fateful first quarter against Memphis. After a fancy floater, he landed on Jaren Jackson Jr.’s foot and felt his ankle go “crunch.” Down but not out, he knew instantly it was serious. Despite the setback, Herro’s spirit remains unbroken, vowing to stay strong and work through the injury.
Next Man Up
With Herro out of the picture, it’s time for others to step up to the plate. Duncan Robinson filled his shoes in the second half against Memphis, and others like Kyle Lowry and Josh Richardson might see more action too. It’s a tough break for the team, but, as they say, when one door closes, another opens.