Tyler Herro Receives PRP Injection, Out At Least 1-2 More Weeks

Heat guard Tyler Herro, who has been sidelined since February 23, received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection on Friday to treat his injured right foot, sources tell Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald. According to Chiang, Herro will be reevaluated in one-to-two weeks.

Herro has been listed as out in recent weeks due to right foot medial tendinitis, notes Chiang, adding that the 24-year-old also dealt with a hyperextended left knee. The knee issue has healed and it’s the foot injury that is keeping him on the shelf.

While Herro isn’t on the verge of returning, there’s hope that he’ll be able to suit up for the Heat at some point before the end of the regular season, per Chiang.

Herro has been a full-time starter for Miami when healthy this season, averaging 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 33.6 minutes per game across 36 contests. His 39.9% three-point percentage is tied for a career high, and he’s attempting more threes than ever (8.1 per game).

Herro was injured and unavailable during the Heat’s run to the NBA Finals last spring, so while the club has shown that it can win without him, it’s safe to assume he’ll be pushing hard to be part of the postseason rotation this time around.

Of course, a playoff spot still isn’t assured for the Heat, who are tied for the No. 7 spot in the East at 36-30. Miami has the same record as the No. 8 Sixers, though both clubs hold a relatively safe lead (4.5 games) over the No. 9 Bulls and remain hot on the heels of the No. 6 Pacers (37-30).

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