Tyler Herro’s hot start of the 2023-24 NBA season has come to a disappointing halt. The Miami Heat’s shooting guard is dealing with an ankle sprain that will cause him to be sidelined for at least two weeks.
Herro has been playing some of his best basketball in the first couple of weeks of the new NBA campaign. He has been the Heat’s leading scorer, averaging 22.9 points per game while shooting a career-high 41.0% for three and adding 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
Herro got hurt late in the first quarter of Wednesday’s 108-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The 23-year-old was driving to the basket when he stepped on Jaren Jackson Jr’s foot and rolled his ankle. He immediately went to the floor and was in obvious pain.
Speaking with the reporters after the game, Herro said that he immediately knew something was wrong.
“It was something I felt right when it happened,” Herro said via Miami Herald. “I felt it, and I kind of knew mentally. I heard some crunches and cracks in my ankle. I’m like, ‘Yeah, that will be it.’… It’s unfortunate, but I’m just going to continue to work hard. I’ve been through this injury stuff before, and I’m just going to keep working.”
The Heat issued an update on Herro’s injury, saying it is a Grade 2 ankle sprain. Herro will spend the next 10 days in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.