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Monday Headlines: Tyler Herro Edition

So many injuries to star players on Sunday.

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

The second set of the NBA Playoff games were played on Sunday and with that came so many freak injuries to star NBA players. In fact, there were three NBA stars injured in the first two games.

Former Kentucky Wildcat Tyler Herro was one of those stars, breaking the middle and ring finger on his right hand. Chris Haynes reports that Herro is expected to miss 4-6 weeks of action, which is the equivalent of two 7-game playoff series (including the Heat’s current series vs. the Bucks).

Herro was inserted as a full-time starter this year for the Heat, averaging 20 points per game for the second consecutive season. He’s a key ball handler for a team without a star point guard. Herro can create his own shot, attack the rim and make free throws — all traits you want one of your best players to have when making a championship run in the postseason.

After his exit, Miami was able to hang on and beat Milwaukee to secure an upset in Game One. If the Heat can advance, it will probably be the end of the second round before Herro is able to return to action. That’s a significant amount of games, but at least his injury isn’t worse and he’s able to return this postseason if his team stays alive.

Game Two between Miami and Milwaukee will be played on Wednesday at 9 PM ET.

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Scary injury but Davis was able to come back in and dominate the game.


No Update on When Schoonover Will Be Back - Vaught’s Views

Kentucky Softball is missing their best pitcher.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (lower back) exits early against Heat - ESPN

Another bad injury from the Bucks-Heat game.

Kentucky to host USC OT transfer Courtland Ford this week - KSR

This would be an awesome get for UK.

Horsey a Finalist for Pop Warner CFB Award - Vaught’s Views

He’ll move back to guard this fall.

Morant’s Game 2 status ‘in jeopardy’ after Grizzlies’ loss - ESPN

They probably don’t stand a chance without him.

Kentucky Softball Swept by No. 6 Tennessee - KSR

Tough weekend.

NFL Includes Will Levis on Draft Invite List - Vaught’s Views

Which team will take the former Wildcat?

Fitzpatrick wins RBC Heritage over Spieth on 3rd extra hole - ESPN

This was an awesome playoff.