With the Miami Heat turning heads around as they continue their Cinderella run this 2023 Playoffs, all eyes are watching Tyler Herro’s potential return to the squad as they are on the brink of an unthinkable entry to the NBA Finals.
But when asked on Monday about a medical update for the hotshot guard, Erik Spoelstra only provided a shady, yet promising note on Herro’s ongoing hand recovery.
“I think to be more responsible, I’ll give you a more definitive update [Tuesday],” Spoelstra said in his media availability, per Ira Winderman of South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “But, yes, he’s making progress. But that’s it. There’s no timeline, still.”
Herro, who averaged 20.1 points in the regular season, notably injured his hand at the start of their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks, and was announced unavailable for a minimum of a six-week timeline due to a broken right hand. He went on to undergo a surgery back in Apr. 21.
Despite his absence, Miami blazed its way for a deep postseason run starring lead man Jimmy Butler, upsetting the top-seeded Bucks in a historic fashion and ousting the New York Knicks in East Semis via six games.
The eight-seed Heat are on the verge of another NBA Finals appearance after shattering the Boston Celtics on Sunday to go up with a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Sans Herro still, the Heat will look to advance the championship round on Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Celtics.