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Tyler Herro replaced in NBA Rising Stars Game due to injury

Unfortunate news for the former Kentucky star.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Herro has been having an outstanding rookie season in the league for the Miami Heat who are currently 35-18 on the year and sitting in 4th place in the Eastern Conference.

Herro has been averaging 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists while shooting 43% from the field and 39% from deep.

The former Kentucky Wildcats sharpshooter was selected to participate in the Rising Stars game along with other former Cats PJ Washington and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Unfortunately, Herro suffered an ankle injury on February 3rd and has been sidelined ever since, missing the last four games for the Heat.

The NBA announced on Tuesday that Herro would not be participating in the Rising Stars Game and would be replaced by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton.

Herro reacted to the unfortunate news on Twitter right after it was released.

While it is a bummer that Herro won't be able to participate in the game, it is more important that he gets healthy, because the Heat will need him back as the second half of the season starts and they get closer to the playoffs.

Herro will no doubt have more All-Star weekend opportunities in the years to come, and we should expect to see him in the Rising Stars Game next year.

Despite Herro not playing, you can still tune in to watch former Cats PJ Washington and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Rising Stars game will tip on Friday, February 14th at 9 PM on TNT.