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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  9 responses

Dwyane Wade Regrets Playing While Injured


The Miami Heat have listed superstar guard Dwyane Wade as being day-to-day with a sore left foot. Wade thinks he’d be a lot closer to playing had he not pushed things last week, by hooping against the LA Clippers while still injured. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “On second thought, maybe Dwyane Wade should have rested instead of playing. That was his feeling on the decision to suit up last Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Wade aggravated his sore left foot and missed the final two games of the Miami Heat’s six-game trip. ‘I didn’t do myself any justice playing in that (Clippers) game,’ Wade said. ‘I could have used the extra rest, and maybe I could have been back by the Phoenix game on the road, or I really could be ready going into the game Wednesday (versus Milwaukee).’ Wade now is listed as day-to-day for the game against the Bucks. He said playing against the Clippers sounded like the right move before tipoff. It was a nationally televised game against one of the league’s hottest teams. The fact the Heat had struggled recently on the road against the Clippers also played a factor. ‘It was just a big game, and you want to play,’ Wade said. ‘You look back and say to yourself, ‘Uh, maybe I shouldn’t have done that.’ But you make your mistakes and you learn from them.’ Wade said he aggravated the injury when attempting to split a screen on offense. He first suffered the injury two nights earlier after stepping on Chris Bosh’s foot against the Houston Rockets, causing Wade to end the trip the same way he started it. He missed the front end of the trek because of a flu-like illness. He returned two nights later against the Memphis Grizzlies, but said he will use more caution when deciding to play through injury or sickness. ‘You’d like to say you’ve gotten smarter from it, but I’m 10 years in,’ Wade said. ‘Sometimes I make the right decision, sometimes I haven’t. Everyone goes through something. You’ve just got to deal with it. Sometimes you can deal with it and play through it. Sometimes you’re hurting yourself even more. You’ve got to do what’s smart.’ Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said it remains too early to tell if Wade will be ready by Wednesday. He was able to complete a full workout Monday.”

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  • pposse

    wade will never be %100 healthy again at the rate he is going

  • spit hot fiyah

    this will sound crazy to most, but in the long run i think it would benefit the heat to trade him now, he has 5 more years left on his deal. it seems like there is no way that holds up over the next 5 years. his trade value probably wont get higher than it is right now

  • thesage

    It was the Bledsoe block.

  • pposse

    naw..they just won a championship and are front runners to win it again. Their future is June 2013, NOT 5 years from now. If they don’t win it again this year, then i would say trade him, especially if Wade has a bad playoff run, but you gotta give wade a shot to prove himself again.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    makes dwayne think twice about playing injured

  • isiahone1

    The heat would never ever trade wade. Just out of respect. I don’t think we’ll ever see him in another jersey even if it’s best for the team

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Seems like he’s always injured nowadays..

  • spit hot fiyah

    that is true, but one has to look at the probability of him even being near 100% in the playoffs, remember how awful he looked in some of those games against indy. if it wasn’t for james going into ea sports mode, they would not have made the finals, u can’t count on him to have too many game 6 vs boston performances. but if he is healthy, u have to roll with wade

  • pposse

    its funny tho cause i was thinking the same thing (about wade getting traded), and how it can very well happen. If it happens I would be completely mind f**kd. In a way, Wade’s horrendous play thus far heightens Lebron’s greatness; everyone was thinking that Lebron shouldn’t be the MVP again since he plays with two top talents in the league, but the fact is all of Lebron’s stats are needed to win games.

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