The Miami Heat Injury Report
According to the latest Miami Heat injury report, four players are out. Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo, and Jimmy Butler have been out with injuries. Meanwhile, Kyle Herro is out with a strained left hamstring. This is not the first time one of these four players has missed a game with injury. Kyle Lowry has missed eight games due to a strained hamstring. However, it is still not known whether or not Butler is going to play in Game 5.
The Miami Heat are expected to play Game 7 against the Boston Celtics without guard Tyler Herro. Herro is listed as questionable for the game and has missed three straight games with a groin strain. While the Heat haven’t been able to win in his absence, they’ve been inconsistent with the offense without him. In three games against the Boston Celtics, Herro averaged 12.3 points on 37 percent shooting and shot just 1-of-14 from three-point range. The Heat will also be without their sixth-man, who has averaged 18.8 points per game and is a valuable piece of the Miami Heat’s offensive dynasty.
Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry will not be playing in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday against the Boston Celtics. Lowry has been out with a strained left hamstring. He has missed six games this postseason. Lowry did not practice Monday. His coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters that Lowry was working on his injury on the side. Lowry missed four games earlier in the playoffs. He returned to the lineup for Games 3 and 4 against Philadelphia, but was ineffective in Game 5 against the 76ers. The Heat are 6-0 without Kyle Lowry.
It’s not entirely clear when Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo will return to the court, but he is reportedly making progress on his recovery from a quadriceps tendon injury. Despite the setback, Oladipo was reportedly doing workouts with teammates and was last spotted leaving the court without a limp. Although he’s still a question mark for Tuesday night’s game against the Rockets, he could return as soon as February.
The Miami Heat are in a critical position right now because they are without star forward Jimmy Butler. The Heat’s best player has missed several games this season due to problems with his right knee. In addition, Butler sat out Game 5 of the first round against the Atlanta Hawks. If he is able to return, he will be one of the keys to Miami’s first title since 2013.
The Celtics did not reveal their starting lineup until they had completed the shootaround on Tuesday, and they may not know who will be on the floor until tipoff tonight. After the shootaround, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka shared some injury news. Smart and Robert Williams III are both questionable for the fifth game of the series. Smart has swelling and soreness in his ankle. The Celtics are not giving up on Smart, but they are taking it slow with him.
In the 2017-18 NBA playoffs, Isaiah Thomas was shut out with a hip injury. The team deemed the injury a bone bruise but did not specify if he would face further damage if he continued to play. Thomas did play through the injury, but was eventually shut down in the third game of the Eastern Conference Finals. A heat injury report revealed that the NBA star will likely miss the rest of the playoffs.
There are conflicting reports over Chris Bosh’s condition. His agent and teammates have all denied that he’s a season-ending injury. However, the Miami Heat and the players’ union both confirmed that Bosh is indeed out for the season. Bosh’s contract includes $52.1 million in guaranteed money, but the team still wants to know how the player is doing. Bosh’s agent, Jason Van Horn, weighed in with his thoughts in a blog post.