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Heat’s Tyler Herro feared he’d be done for regular season with foot injury

Tyler Herro, Heat

Miami Heat rookie guard Tyler Herro was forced to miss Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge because of a foot injury.

It’s an ailment which Herro admits he thought was going to keep him out for the rest of the regular season. Thankfully for the Heat, that won’t be the case.

Herro, who suffered the injury on Feb. 3, might be able to take off the protective boot sometime this week:

Herro is averaging 13.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists on the season for the Heat. He’s shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The Heat had a player appearing in every event during All-Star weekend in Chicago. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo played in the All-Star Game, Adebayo won the Skills Challenge, Duncan Robinson was in the 3-Point Contest, Kendrick Nunn was in the Rising Stars Challenge and Derrick Jones Jr. won the Slam Dunk Contest.

The Heat went 35-19 in the first half of the season. They are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings and look like title contenders with Butler and Adebayo leading the way.

Miami really values Herro. They made him untouchable in trade talks at the February trade deadline. Herro has been one of the best rookies thus far this season and been sensational for the Heat.