Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat got an optimistic injury update regarding his broken right hand ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, creating optimism for a possible return in Game 2 of the series against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
“I'm told that Game 2 on Sunday looms as a possibility for Tyler Herro,” Adrian Wojnarowski said on ESPN. “He'll have a couple days here to test out that fractured right hand that is now healed. He's on the court working out. Can that hand take contact? Certainly you know Denver, when a player is coming back from an injury like that, you're going to have to be ready to absorb contact. But certainly Sunday, Game 2 is something he will test it out for, but if not Sunday, then Game 3 on Wednesday back in Miami, barring a setback there's confidence Tyler Herro will be ready to return then.”
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The Heat have been without Tyler Herro since the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks. That is when he fractured his hand. Heat fans are surely happy to hear that he could return for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Nuggets.
The Heat have been underdogs all playoffs, but the Nuggets are perhaps the toughest test yet for the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. They will need all of the firepower they can get with Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and others playing so well for Denver.
For Miami's case, hopefully Herro can make his return in Game 2 on Sunday.