Injury/Illness Updates: Herro, Pritchard, Wall, Wood, Porter Jr.

Heat guard Tyler Herro returned to Miami on Friday for the remainder of the team’s four-game trip, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald writes. Herro seemed ready to return to action after practicing on Thursday but woke up Friday with more neck soreness. He has missed four consecutive games and will also be absent from Miami’s two-game set in Brooklyn against the Nets on Saturday and Monday.

We have more injury updates:

  • Celtics rookie guard Payton Pritchard suffered a right knee sprain against the Sixers on Friday and did not return, according to the team’s Twitter feed. Pritchard was injured during a “friendly fire” incident when Jaylen Brown fell on his leg. Coach Brad Stevens said afterward that Pritchard would undergo testing in the next day or two.
  • The Rockets are hopeful that John Wall and Christian Wood will be back in uniform on Tuesday for the team’s home game against Washington, Ben DuBose of Rockets Wire relays. Wall missed his fifth straight game on Friday due to knee soreness, while Wood didn’t make the trip to Detroit due to an ankle sprain.
  • Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. returned to action on Friday after a 10-game absence, according to ESPN’s news feed. Porter had been sidelined due to the league’s healthy and safety protocols.
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17 thoughts on “Injury/Illness Updates: Herro, Pritchard, Wall, Wood, Porter Jr.

  1. Walladipo and Wood

    Houston has only played a small handful of games this season at anything close to full strength. Once they have Wall, Wood, and Oladipo take the court together for the first time they will finally get a chance to see how good this team can be.

    • shawn hemp

      Bout as good as the last one. Not championship worthy. Hang ur hat on those Weatern conference finals losses

    • Steven St Croix

      They don’t have a closer, but really good depth. They should sign Tucker for 2/14.

    • KnickerbockerAl

      Is it the operated knee?? Better be gentle with Wall and Cousins. Both should be load managed. Houston is where players go to rehab lol.

          • x%sure

            Everyone has had many players players absent for games, so…
            Houston will have more games ahead with absent players, so…
            Like every other team, so…
            The Rocket’s 5-9 record for 14th place is legit and,
            if anything is inflated for including the traded Harden, so…
            Rockets suck and should contend for last in 2021.

    • brownscavsr4me

      While I’m curious how Wall and Oladipo will fit into the Rockets future, Christian Wood will be a huge building block. He was not only a good signing, he was a huge value signing too since guy has proven to be worth more than 3yr/$45m. I have him on my fantasy team so I’ve been going out of my way to watch him and you definitely got something special in that guy. I wonder just if they are going to build around him at the PF or C?

  2. Steven St Croix

    Would Miami trade Herro for Tucker and Oladipo if they work out an extension?

    • emarque

      2.5 million Herro /29 million Tucker and Oladipo. That’s not happening . Plus Houston and Oladipo have said they want to see how it works out

    • x%sure

      The Heat will have the option of any of those next year. Maybe root for them instead.

  3. paindonthurt

    I’m not sure Miami trades Herro for any package less than a superstar returning.

    • mIAMi_A_BUCKET

      And they shouldn’t anyway. Kids had Devon Booker potential and is fearless

  4. hoosierhysteria

    Wall is so overpaid. If you calculate his salary on a “game played” basis…. he is likely highest paid. Not a reliable shooter….Rockets need to rebuild. VO wants Miami Beach….sorry rockets.

  5. KnickerbockerAl

    Heat should go after Beal…. Achiuwa is a nice talent. He’s another Bam to me. Let him play Wiz will see. They need a real PF. Herro, Achiuwa, 2 picks and filler should do it.

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