Major Miami Heat injury concern gets even worse in latest update

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Tyler Herro’s extended absence will be even longer, according to the most recent report, as the Miami Heat run out of time to climb the East standings this regular season.

From the Miami Herald:

"Herro, who has missed the last 10 games, received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday to treat his injured right foot and will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks, according to multiple league sources."

After missing some time with a hyperextended left knee, Herro has been sidelined because of medial tendinitis in his right foot and did not travel with the Heat for their four-game trip that began with a 108-95 win in Detroit Friday night.

The Miami Heat will be without Tyler Herro for at least the next one-to-two weeks.

According to the Miami Herald, the pain in Herro’s foot hasn’t subsided, which prompted the decision to use a PRP injection to “help speed up the recovery process.”

Herro will miss the remainder of the trip that ends Wednesday in Cleveland. His status is now in question for the Heat’s four-game homestand that starts March 22 and ends March 26. The Heat will host the Pelicans, Cavaliers, Warriors and Trail Blazers during that stretch.

The Heat have just 16 games left this regular season.

When asked about Herro’s recovery, coach Erik Spoelstra said before Wednesday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, “He’s making progress. I don’t have any more for you. But he’s doing everything he needs to do.”

Herro, 24, has played 36 games this season and is averaging career-highs in points (20.8) and assists (4.4) while shooting 43.7% overall and 39.9% from 3-point range.