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Heat G Tyler Herro (hand) makes progress, but remains out

Field Level Media
07 Jun 2023, 08:19 GMT+10

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro is making progress from his broken right hand but was ruled out of Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said Herro took part in Tuesday's practice and was slated to participate in a full-contact workout. Hours later, the Heat ruled Herro out of Game 3.

"I don't want to be Nostradamus right now," Spoelstra said in a press conference before Herro was ruled out. "We're taking it one day at a time. And I know that sounds like a cliche. He did the practice with the group. He is going to do a full-contact workout after this. We'll evaluate that.

"... We'll just continue this process. He has not been cleared yet, so that's where we are. But we're encouraged by the work that he's been doing."

Herro broke the hand on April 16 in the second quarter of Game 1 of the first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. He underwent surgery on April 21.

At the time of the surgery, the Heat said Herro would miss a minimum of six weeks. He has currently missed 6 1/2 weeks.

Herro averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 67 games (all starts) this season. He led the NBA and set a Heat record by shooting 93.4 percent from the free-throw line.

The 23-year-old has a 17.7 scoring average in 242 games (100 starts) over four NBA seasons. He has made 601 3-point baskets.

--Field Level Media

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