Tyler Herro Could Return For Game 2 On Sunday

Tyler Herro could return to action as soon as Game 2 of the Finals on Sunday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports (video link).

The Heat guard has been sidelined since Game 1 of the first-round series against Milwaukee, when he broke his hand. He underwent surgery on April 21 and was expected to miss a minimum of six weeks.

Game 2 “looms as a possibility,” according to Wojnarowski, who added, “Can that hand take contact? When players come back from an injury like that, you’re going to have to be able to absorb contact.”

Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report and TNT reported after Miami eliminated Boston in the conference finals that Herro could be back by Game 3, which will take place on Wednesday. Herro didn’t provide a timetable earlier this week but said, “I’m going to be working out every day, twice, two, three times a day from here until the day I hopefully come back.”

Wojnarowski said if Herro doesn’t play in Game 2 that “barring a setback, there’s confidence Tyler Herro will be ready to return (in Game 3).”

Herro was the team’s third-leading scorer during the regular season at 20.1 points per game. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 34.9 minutes per game.  He’s a career 38.3% 3-point shooter and 87.5% free throw shooter.

Herro signed a four-year, $120MM extension prior to this season that will kick in next season.

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