Tyler Herro ruled out for Game 4 of the Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals


Other Heat players facing lingering injury issues will “warm up with the intention of playing.”

Tyler Herro warming up before Game 3 of the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

In a series that has already seen its fair share of injuries, the Heat revealed Monday morning that another key player will miss a game in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Tyler Herro, 22, will not play in Game 4 of the series, which begins at TD Garden Monday night at 8:30 p.m. Herro is listed with a groin injury.

Named the 2022 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Herro has been a lifeblood for Miami. He led the team in total points throughout the regular season, averaging the second most points per game (behind only Jimmy Butler).

Herro is far from the Heat’s only injury problem. Butler did not play in the second half of Miami’s vital Game 3 win and is still out with a knee injury. Kyle Lowry, Max Strus and Gabe Vincent are all still listed with hamstring injuries, while PJ Tucker still carries a knee injury.

But aside from Herro, Miami’s injured players will all “warm up with the intention of playing,” according to the team’s injury overview.

The Celtics, meanwhile, have also been hit by absences and injuries. Boston was forced to play without – at various times – Robert Williams, Marcus Smart, Al Horford and Derrick White.

On Sunday, Boston listed Sam Hauser as an out, while Smart and Williams are questionable for Game 4. Jayson Tatum, who briefly left Game 3 with a shoulder injury, is listed as likely.

Miami leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.


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