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Dwyane Wade suffers significant ankle sprain

Jan 14, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT


The Heat were blown out Friday night by a superior Nuggets team. They were outgunned, outran, out-hustled, outsmarted, and oh, yeah, out-clutched by a Denver team firing on all cylinders.

And that wasn’t even the worst news of the night.

Dwyane Wade suffered a severe ankle sprain in the second half and did not return. He’s listed as day-to-day but will need more evaluation when the Heat return to Miami. Wade confirmed after the game that the ankle was not broken and that X-Rays were negative. However, Wade also said it’s the worst sprain of his career.

Wade calls it one of the worst sprains of his career. “It’s never hurt this bad before,” he said.Sat Jan 14 06:44:45 via Sulia

That’s not good for anyone.

The injury occurred when Wade and Al Harrington scrambled for a loose ball. The injury is in addition to a sore foot Wade has been dealing with, and Lebron James said Friday night that Wade also had a calf strain this week. That’s three leg and foot injuries for Wade inside of a week. For a player that has dealt with injury issues his entire career and with a brutal schedule, that’s about as bad as it comes. The Heat play San Antonio and the Lakers this week and are coming off a three-game losing streak.

So, no, things are not great in Heat land right now.

  1. boyanime010 - Jan 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    That is why if Miami were to break up big 3, they should trade Dwayne Wade & keep Lebron. Who is the best player out of the two. He’s younger, bigger & and more athletic There is NO chance in the world that Wade is better than LeBron James. LeBron is the second best player to ever play the game and will definitely be the best player to play when he is done. all Wade does is score. King James blocks every fast break opportunity, gets to the basket in many creative ways, and does everything else from stealing to assisting to rebounding to scoring. He’s the whole package. in what any NBA GM Would win in building a team.

    Smart for Heat to keep Lebron. to be contender for years.. The Injuries are starting catch up to D-Wade. he’s 30 that right there isn’t a good sign, if he loses his quickness then he must adjust quickly start working on his jumpshot..

    • kilo0986 - Jan 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

      He does everything! He even goes.into the witness protection program in thr 4th q

    • kilo0986 - Jan 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

      He does everything! He even goes.into the witness protection program in thr 4th q. I forget how many rings does he have?

  2. thatboi901 - Jan 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Could be a blessing in disguised. Time to rest that foot.

  3. djflav303 - Jan 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Good piece

  4. tampajoey - Jan 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Thank God we didn’t cancel the season and anoint the Miami Heat the NBA Champions like the media and Miami bandwagon fans wanted too.

    I guess this is why we play the games (I’m talking to you too BCS college football)

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 15, 2012 at 8:06 AM

      So cliche

      • tampajoey - Jan 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM

        Aw getting touchy? The wheels coming off on the bandwagon?

  5. BrownsTown - Jan 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    If it follows the same trajectory as last week where Wade was invoking the words “plantar fasciitis” one day and then playing the next, expect to see Wade on the court within two days.

    Even Vince McMahon is in awe of the theatrics and self-promotion.

  6. mogogo1 - Jan 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Why is LeBron telling the world that Wade had a calf strain? If the team or Wade aren’t talking about it, LeBron should just hold his tongue. These guys just love hearing themselves talk.

  7. kvanhorn87 - Jan 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    This is the risk of building your team around stars. A significant injury to one and the team is done. Good for the heat for having two stars though.

    • goforthanddie - Jan 14, 2012 at 5:23 PM

      Yeah, but now Bosh has to haul leb’s dead ass around alone.

  8. illegalblues - Jan 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    wade is not going to have a very long career at this rate

  9. chitownbullet - Jan 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    The way these clowns conducted them selves when they played every one in the league, acting like they didn’t know what one or the other was going to do was a joke and a slap at the fans that really liked these guys. They made their bed now they need to sleep in it, the pressure is on and when it gets tough LJ folds like a cheap suit, look at his history, when it’s of the line he turns into the stay puff marshmallow man or the incredible shrinking man or, well you get it. LJ is a Side Kick and that is all he’ll ever be, he was the wrong hat rack to hang your hat on. Wade is a sneak and a liar and those things do come back on you. I’m not saying that they won’t ever win a Championship but one or both, more LJ than Wade, needs to have an epiphany, but I think he’ll be afraid of that too. Every team will bring their A game every time they play the Heat because of the big show they put on and the big talk and LJ can’t handle the Heat no pun intended. All the players want to beat them in the worst way to show that they have skills too and the championship doesn’t have to go through Miami.

  10. trollaikman8 - Jan 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    This dude always plays up the injuries. Even Paul Pierce is in awe.

    • tampajoey - Jan 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      Wade should borrow Paul Pierce’s magic wheelchair.

    • 1heatedtoombrayduh - Jan 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      I totally disagree when u play as hard as hr does with wreckless abandonment..the injuries tend to rack up…remember a guy named Allen iverson?

      • tampajoey - Jan 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

        I’m not a Boston fan but I respect how hard Paul Pierce plays.

  11. havlicekstoletheball - Jan 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    They were “outRAN”?

    Outrun, maybe.

    Yecch. Watching ankle sprains turns my stomach. I have seen much, much worse, but for some reason, ankle sprains give me the creeps.

  12. mcjon22 - Jan 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Wade has maybe 3 years left of playing at a high level. He’s always nicked up. Something is always wrong with this guy. With this injury, Chicago should have home court wrapped up in no time. And that’s with CJ Watson and Hamilton out. It’s called depth Riley, you should try it for your team.

  13. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 15, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Even though it’s a short season, it’s still a LONG season. Playoffs are over 4 months away. June is 6 months away. Other than Dwyane getting healthy, none of this matters.

  14. antmings - Jan 15, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Man….I reaallyy hope he can get back b4 they play the bulls…cause I them to be at full strength wen we whip them…

  15. crafttractor1234 - Jan 15, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Don’t worry. Kurt Helin will rub it down and get Wade back on the court, just as soon as he’s finished fellating LeQuit.

  16. kilo0986 - Jan 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Its dwayne wade… how serious can it be? He got strolled off the court on a wheelchair for a shoullder injury. Dude would prob get care flighted of the court for a nose bleed

  17. danmichaellugatiman - Jan 17, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    if they will trade dwade, they should get one of the best point guards in the league, maybe steve nash will suite for the team.

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