Tyler Herro's tweet reveals crushing news for the Miami Heat

Tyler Herro said he isn't coming back any time soon in response to a report about his right foot injury.
Sacramento Kings v Miami Heat
Sacramento Kings v Miami Heat / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

Word is Tyler Herro won’t be back in the lineup for the Miami Heat any time soon. How do we know? Because Herro said so himself.

In response to a post on X, formerly Twitter, referring to The Athletic’s Shams Charania’s latest report, Herro quoted the post with the 🧢 emoji to imply that Charania’s information wasn’t true.

“The big worry is Tyler Herro. He has not played in a while,” Charania said. “There’s no real sense of when he’ll be back, when he’ll be available.”

Tyler Herro said he isn't returning to the Miami Heat any time soon in response to a report about his right foot injury.

Herro replied to the post saying, “I just had a great workout, but I ain’t coming back no time soon.”

Herro appears to be pushing back on the report that he “has not played in a while.” However, it can be assumed that Charania was referring to the fact that Herro has been out since Feb. 26 with knee and foot injuries.

Herro, who has missed 16 straight games, received a PRP injection in his right foot two weeks ago to help with the recovery that was expected to last another three weeks. The 24-year-old averaged 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 36 games this season.

As Herro said, he does not plan to come back any time soon. This could be bad news for the Heat, who have just 10 games left this regular season to try to climb out of the play-in tournament and earn a guaranteed bid to the playoffs. They are 1.5 games back of the Indiana Pacers for the sixth seed in the East.

Fortunately, the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald both reported that Herro's tweet was "sarcasm" and that the team is still hopeful he will return this season.

With Herro and Duncan Robinson sidelined, the Heat have started Patty Mills at shooting guard. Mills, 35, is averaging 5.2 points and shooting 19% on 3s since joining the Heat after agreeing to a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks.

If there’s good news, it’s that Robinson is expected to rejoin the team within the week after missing the last four games with lower back soreness, according to Charania.

This story was updated after Herro's initial tweet with information from the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald.

dark. Next. more. The 10 Greatest Heat players in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)