How long is Tyler Herro out? Hand injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Heat star

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The Heat were able to pull off a historic first-round upset, becoming the sixth No. 8 seed to take down a No. 1 seed.

Despite losing star guard Tyler Herro in Game 1 of the series, the Heat were able to overcome the absence of their third-leading scorer to send Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, and Jalen Brunson and the Knicks home early.

Miami is now one win away from advancing to the NBA Finals after taking a 3-0 series lead against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Will Herro be available for the Heat moving forward?

The Sporting News has the latest updates below.

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What is Tyler Herro's injury?

Herro suffered a right hand injury when he was diving for a loose ball in the second quarter of Game 1 between the Heat and Bucks.

Tyler Herro broke his right hand on this play in the 2nd quarter.

He will not return. pic.twitter.com/4uAQxVcJN8

— Bally Sports Sun: HEAT (@BallyHEAT) April 16, 2023

He played the remainder of the half, but he ran into the locker room as soon as the buzzer sounded. Just before the second half resumed, the Heat announced that Herro broke his right hand.

#MIAvsMIL INJURY UPDATE: Tyler Herro (broken right hand) will not return to tonight’s game vs the Bucks.

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 16, 2023

How long will Tyler Herro be out?

At the time of the injury, Bleacher Report's Chris Haynes reported the star guard will be out for "approximately 4-6 weeks" with a broken middle finger and ring finger on his shooting hand.

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro broke the middle and ring finger on his shooting hand and is expected to be out approximately 4-6 weeks, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 17, 2023

Following the surgery, Herro was wearing a brace, which was removed ahead of the Heat's Game 3 win, as reported by Allie LaForce on the TNT broadcast.

Prior to tip-off, Herro was on court getting shots up with his left hand and while the former Sixth Man of the Year hasn't been cleared to shoot with his right hand just yet, the signs are encouraging that he could potentially make a return to the fold if the Heat advance to the Finals. 

Heat vs. Celtics playoff series schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals series between Boston and Miami:

Date Game Time (ET)/Result TV channel
Wednesday, May 17 Game 1 Heat 123, Celtics 116 TNT
Friday, May 19 Game 2 Heat 111, Celtics 105 TNT
Sunday, May 21 Game 3 Heat 128, Celtics 102 TNT
Tuesday, May 23 Game 4 8:30 p.m. at Heat TNT
Thursday, May 25 Game 5* 8:30 p.m. at Celtics TNT
Saturday, May 27 Game 6* 8:30 p.m. at Heat TNT
Monday, May 29 Game 7* 8:30 p.m. at Celtics TNT

*If necessary

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Kyle Irving is an NBA content producer for The Sporting News.
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