Sounds Like Dwyane Wade May Be Out vs. Warriors

Dwyane Wade, Battling a left foot injury,  did not practice Monday at USF. He is officially listed as a game-time decision, but he didn’t sound too optimistic.

WADE: “It’s serious enough to where the training staff feel that I should continue to stay off of it. I’m not surprised. I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve had a couple injuries in my nine years. I think I’m as smart as it gets when it comes to players who know when and when not to play with something.”

Wade has missed Miami’s last three games with what is officially listed as a left foot contusion. He said it could be bruised or it could be plantar fasciitis – an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick tissue at the bottom of the foot.

WADE: “Wade I don’t know, man. It’s just hurting. It could be three different things. Plantar fasciitis is one of them. A bruise is one of them. Maybe it’s a combination. I don’t know. I just know it’s in the area of plantar fascia. I know its bruised as well. So, whatever it is, it’s just taking its course, taking it’s time.”

Wade said if it were up to him, he would have played Saturday at New Jersey. By tomorrow, Wade will have had seven full days of rest.

Still, Miami has the luxury of not rushing Wade back. They can dump more on LeBron James, or promote Chris Bosh to the No. 2 option. Sharp-shooter James Jones, who’s been starting in Wade’s place, has totaled 27 points in the three games Wade has missed, recouping some of the points Miami loses with Wade out.

What’s more, Miami has an ESPN game Wednesday against Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. That might make for a more dramatic return by Wade.

JAMES: “We’d rather get him back when he’s healthy. When D-Wade’s ready to play and when he’s healthy, he’ll be in a Heat uniform. But we don’t want him out there until he’s 100 percent, until he feel he’s ready.” 

Marcus Thompson

  • Lars54

    This improves Warriors chances of knocking off Miami a lot, if Kwame Brown can bottle up Bosh and they can keep Lebron from having a big game they have got a shot. Looking at the Heats roster the dropoff after James, Bosh, and Wade still pretty. better than last year, but the heat are still far from a balanced team.

  • Nigel Tufnel

    Not going to matter for the Warriors, Heat minus Wade is still way too much talent for Warriors minus Curry. It’s probably even too with WITH Curry.

  • Young

    Our chances of winning just went from 0 to well, 0 I guess

  • J Canseco

    Time to fire Riley? Yup.

  • robert rowell

    got tix!!! COMPED!!!

    it’s unfortunate that the only excitement is seeing the heat and not for a great W’s team.

    #4 second that!

  • trade curry, monta, biedrins, and lee for 1st rounders. you could probably get 3 1st rounders…tank the rest of the season and have 4 first rounders…then if need be trade up or down…to get good picks including drummond…all is not lost dubs!!!!

  • Harry

    If monta is the starting 2 guard i like his chances against the heats rookie guards. I know the rest of heat will be there in full force but they’ve almost been beaten by Atlanta(beat em once.),Charlotte and Minnesota. Coach Jackson will need a herculean effort from the team but now sounds like perfect timing to step up.