Tyler Herro was injured during the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Will Herro’s availability for Wednesday’s game against the Kings was unknown?
Final injury update for Heat – Kings: Tyler Herro Questionable, De’Aaron Fox OUT
- Kings injuries
The Kings (2-4) are looking for their third straight win. They defeated the Heat 119-113 in Sacramento on Saturday before beginning a four-game road trip with a 115-108 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.
With De’Aaron Fox out with a knee injury, second-year guard Davion Mitchell will likely make his season debut against the Miami Heat on Wednesday at FTX Arena.
When Fox suffered an injury in Monday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets, Kings coach Mike Brown turned to Mitchell. Mitchell responded with 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, a season high.
After an MRI revealed that Fox had a bone bruise in his right knee, Brown will require more of the same from Mitchell. There is no official timetable for Fox’s return, but depending on the resolution of symptoms, he could be back soon.
- Heat injuries
After defeating the Golden State Warriors 116-109 on Tuesday, the Kings will face Miami (2-5) on the second night of a back-to-back. The Heat won the game, but Herro left with an eye injury and did not return.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald that Herro’s eye contusion looked better after the game. Spoelstra, on the other hand, said Herro’s status for Wednesday’s game against the Kings was uncertain.
Herro had 34 points in the Kings’ loss on Saturday. Fox came up big defensively in the final minutes to stop Herro’s scoring barrage and help his team win. If Herro is unavailable, Spoelstra could start Duncan Robinson, Max Strus, or Gabe Vincent alongside Kyle Lowry in the backcourt.
The former Kentucky standout entered the game averaging 19.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.
He is one of their best players, so this is something to keep an eye on.