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Tyler Herro to undergo surgery on broken hand, will miss four to six weeks

The Heat guard broke the middle and ring fingers on his right hand during Game 1 against Bucks on Sunday.

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday update: Tyler Herro told the media that he will undergo surgery on his hand this Friday and will miss the next four to six weeks. He broke his middle and ring fingers while diving for a loose ball during Miami’s Game 1 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday.

This will sideline Herro for the rest of the first round and should the Heat advance deep into the postseason, he’d return for the start of the Eastern Conference Finals at the earliest.

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro suffered a broken right hand during Sunday’s Game 1 matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks and will not return. He injured his hand while diving for a loose ball and was seen in immense pain prior to the end of the first half.

The immediate diagnosis of a broken hand will most likely sideline Herro for the rest of this first-round series. In 19 minutes of action in the first half, he contributed 12 points, two rebounds, and two assists.

This is a huge blow to a Heat team that has held firm control of the series opener against the top seeded Bucks. Miami has been buoyed by veteran guard Jimmy Butler, who has 26 points midway through the third quarter. The team has also taken advantage of star Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo being sidelined for the rest of Game 1 with a lower back contusion.

We should get the official word on Herro’s status on Monday.