"I Heard Some Crunching": Tyler Herro Out For A While

This is not what you want to hear your leading scorer saying: “I heard some like crunching and cracks in my ankle.” Yikes. That was what Miami Heat star Tyler Herro said after rolling his right ankle in the first quarter of Wednesday's win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

"Right when it happened I felt it," Herro said after Wednesday's game. "And I kind of knew mentally, I heard some crunches and cracks in my ankle. And I'm like, 'Yeah, that will be it.' So I actually told the bench like 'I'm done.'" 

Herro will be out for at least two weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, after which time the team said it will have a "better idea of his return to play."

The 23-year-old made it through a summer rife with trade rumors, while the Heat tried to work out a deal to bring Damian Lillard to South Beach. That never materialized, and Herro came out with a vengeance this season, entering the game against Memphis averaging a team-high 25.3 points along with 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists, while firing at 41% from three-point range.

The former lottery pick has certainly had his share of injuries in his young career, with last season's 67 games marking his highest output in his four seasons. 

Herro's offense will be missed in Miami for however long he's out. The Heat have started the season at 4-4, middling along with a slew of other .500 teams in the Eastern Conference. 

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