Miami Heat Guard Tyler Herro Targeting Game 3 Return in NBA Finals

Miami Heat Guard Tyler Herro Targeting Game 3 Return in NBA Finals

Edwin Kiplagat
May 30, 2023 at 4:54 PM
  • Tyler Herro is hoping to return from injury sometime during the NBA Finals
  • The Miami Heat guard broke his hand in the first round against the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Caleb Martin and Gabe Vincent have stepped up and helped the Heat reach the finals

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro is expected to return sometime in the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

Herro sustained a broken right hand in the first half of the Heat's playoff opener last month and is targeting a return in the series that tips off on Thursday, June 1, at Ball Arena.

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The Miami Heat have not missed Tyler Herro. Photo by Stacy Revere.
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The fourth-year guard was injured on April 16th against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA playoffs while driving for a loose ball. He underwent surgery that same week and was given a recovery timetable of six weeks.

The Heat have done extremely well without one of their best scorers and last year's Sixth Man of the Year. They have shocked many in the sports world and are set for their first NBA Finals trip since 2020.

He played 67 regular season games and averaged 20.1 points, per CBS Sports.

Herro optimistic about a return

Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo, and Gabe Vincent carried the scoring load for the Heat, and Herro's addition will be welcome.

“I’m going to be working out every day, twice, two or three times a day, from here until the day I hopefully come back,” he said. “So I’m just going to continue to work hard and see how my body responds day by day and I’m trying to come back as soon as possible,” via Sun Sentinel.

The good news for Herro is that there's a two-day break between Games 1, 2, and 3, meaning if he were to miss the first two games, he would get a week to ramp up.

Butler and Martin combined for 54 points in Game 7 against the Celtics as the Heat won 103-84.

How Martin became a key player

Sports Brief earlier analyzed how Martin went from being an undrafted player to an important star for the Heat.

With Tyler Herro injured, Martin proved himself to the Heat and is set to play a key role in the 2023 NBA Finals.

Will he rise to the occasion in the NBA Finals against the Nuggets and complete a remarkable tale of success?

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