Did doctors botch Tyler Herro’s hand surgery?
Tyler Herro, a guard for the Miami Heat, is showing improvement in his recovery from a broken right hand. However, he is listed as out for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday. According to Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, Herro participated in Tuesday’s practice.
Spoelstra emphasized that they are taking things one day at a time, but are encouraged by Herro’s progress. Herro broke his hand on April 16 during Game 1 of the first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. He had surgery on April 21. Now some are suggesting something may have gone wrong with the surgery, your typical conspiracy theory that is what some believe is causing the delay in his comeback to the court.
Reporting from #NBAFinals: I spoke with Tyler Herro ahead his Game 2 pregame routine and he told me he experiences both soreness and swelling in the right hand after shooting and he can feel the soreness when he’s making a “follow through” shooting motion. He also shared his…
— Ros Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) June 5, 2023
Soreness? Sounds like a botched surgery to me
— Will Barry ?? Influencer ?? (@HeatTakes) June 5, 2023
Yes I have an idea because I have had multiple broken hands thru my life, oh and also the Heat themselves told us it would be 4-6 weeks ?
— Will Barry ?? Influencer ?? (@HeatTakes) June 6, 2023
Well he did just break his hand, surgery fixed it but post working the shooting hand can still lag ah little
— King_AMMO_ (@GoatBucketz7) June 5, 2023
Nah it’s more likely just a response to going back to using it after weeks of it being immobilized
— Drew McPherson (@DrewJMac3) June 5, 2023
The Heat initially stated that he would miss at least six weeks, and he has now been out for 6 1/2 weeks. Despite this setback, Herro has had an impressive season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 67 games (all starts) and setting a Heat record by shooting 93.4 percent from the free-throw line.
In his four NBA seasons, Herro has scored an average of 17.7 points in 242 games (100 starts) and has made 601 3-point baskets.