Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  10 responses

Dwyane Wade to Sit Out Due to Thigh Injury?

Wade might not suit up for the Heat to make sure he’s completely healthy prior to the start of the Playoffs. From the Sun-Sentinel: “Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade said his bruised right thigh could have him out at the start of the three-game homestand that opens Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at AmericanAirlines Arena. ‘It’s sore.’ Wade said at a promotional appearance Monday. Wade sustained what the team termed a ‘right lateral thigh contusion’ when he was kneed by New Jersey Nets forward Travis Outlaw in the first quarter of Sunday’s 108-94 victory at the Prudential Center. Wade retreated to the locker room in the second quarter but returned to start the second half, playing to the finish. ‘When the game ended, the pain was at a 10,’ Wade said Monday at the event to promote his Jordan Brand signature shoe. ‘Right now, I’m at a 9.7.’ Wade was non-committal about Wednesday. ‘I’m just going to take it a day at a time,’ he said. ‘I’m going to do my treatment, my therapy and see how I feel on Wednesday. If I feel I can go, I’ll go. If I feel like I’m going to hurt myself even more and hurt my team, I’ll wait.’ Teammate LeBron James said there should be no rush. ‘He knows at this point he doesn’t have to push it,’ James said. ‘We need him more later than we do now.’ James said if that means Wade missing time this week, so be it.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    smart move

  • robb

    another injury? this guy is fragile as f***


    wade is fragile…lool…that is a stupid comment right there. As much as he drives to the hoop im surprised he didn’t miss much time this season.

  • Morgan

    9.7 and he is still smiling for the camera – what a trooper. I hope his scale is out of 100 or the Pregnant Women and people with Gun shot wounds in my work obviously don’t know what a Knee from Travis Outlaw feels like.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Wade is not fragile, although he has never played all 82. Playing every game is vastly under rated, IMO.

  • unrel

    this is not good for fantasy owners in the finals… ie: ME!!!!

  • robb

    @MUBWAR yeah yeah the same “he goes so hard to the hoop” excuse. DRose being a smaller player goes as hard as Dwayne and you never hear him complaining: Oooh my thigh, my elbow, my wrist, my calf.

  • flash

    wait until rose gets more years in the nba, he’ll be haunted by his also reckless attacks to the rim. unfortunately injuries will also get to drose like it did with iverson and dwade

  • robb

    OK, OK, I’m starting to sound like a hater and I love Wade’s game, so I’ll just stop.

  • bull22

    @robb, stick to your guns brother… wade is a whiner and excusemaker, otherwise he would not team up with these guys to try and carve out a legacy.. dont let MUDSLIDE get into your head like that…