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Heat’s Justise Winslow still out, while Tyler Herro, Kelly Olynyk questionable vs. Pistons

Justise Winslow, Tyler Herro, Kelly Olynyk, Heat

It appears that the Miami Heat will be coming in shorthanded against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, with recent reports stating that Justise Winslow will be forced to watch from the sidelines yet again as he continues to recover from his recent concussion:

Winslow just can’t catch a break this season, with the 6-foot-6 forward missing nearly half of Miami’s games thus far. Last Tuesday, the 23-year-old made his return to action following a two-game absence due to a back problem. Unfortunately, he suffered a head injury in that contest against the Denver Nuggets, which turned out to be a concussion.

Winslow missed Thursday’s matchup against the Phoenix Suns and Friday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The former Duke standout was unable to recover during the weekend, and as expected, will be watching from the sidelines yet again on Tuesday against the Pistons. The former All-Rookie team member is currently averaging 13.8 points (on 38.9 percent shooting), 8.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 36.2 minutes per game.

The league is very strict about its concussion protocol, and rightfully so, as this serves to protect its players from sustaining further injuries. Winslow’s next chance to suit up for the Heat will be on Thursday when Miami takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It is also worth noting that both Tyler Herro and Kelly Olynyk have been declared as questionable for the Heat as well. Both players have proven to be pivotal pieces of Miami’s bench, and if they end up joining Winslow on the sidelines on Tuesday, then Miami will definitely have a shortage of warm bodies against Detroit.