The Heat have been without Tyler Herro since Game 1 of their first-round series against the Bucks. The sharpshooting guard sustained a hand injury in the series opener on April 16 and was expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
Ahead of the crucial Game 7 against the Celtics on Monday, rumors surfaced indicating Herro could potentially suit up for Miami after he was seen getting shots up after the team’s morning shootaround. Prior to tipoff, Herro clarified his status, informing fans that despite the speculation, he would not be available during Monday’s game in Boston.
Donning his street clothes, Herro recorded a short video revealing he was still out.
“I am not playing tonight,” said Herro, via Ira Winderman.
At the time of the injury, reports indicated that Herro could potentially be available for the NBA Finals if the Heat advanced that far. While it seemed like a long shot at the time, Miami sits one win away from making that a reality.
Herro didn’t address whether or not he’d be available for Game 1 of the Finals, which is set for June 1 if the Heat win on Monday night.