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Wade out Tuesday, no timetable for return to lineup

Jan 17, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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UPDATE 11:36 am: In a surprise to nobody, the Heat have announced that Wade will not play Tuesday against the Spurs. So, back to The LeBron James Show, with a guest appearance by Chris Bosh.

Don’t ask when Wade will be back.

10:43 am: Dwyane Wade sprained his ankle last Friday night in a game. He has not practiced since.

But don’t go asking coach Erik Spoelstra when his star guard will be back. Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel tried and got the run around.

“I’m not trying to be coy,” Spoelstra said. “We are going to reevaluate him every day. I don’t have another answer for you and that’s how we’re taking it. We’re going to be very judicious as we move forward, but we do not have a timetable to his return.”

The Heat play the Spurs Tuesday to kick off a five-game homestand following three losses on the road out West. Technically Wade is a game-time decision although nobody really expects him to suit up.

Wade missed three games with a bruised foot, only to return then have the rolled ankle soon after. Sounds like he could use a few games off to get his body right, but who knows?

  1. southbeachtalent - Jan 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    REST HIM, we dont need him for another month.

  2. dirtydavis - Jan 17, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Wade hurt??? What else is new? This brick shooting clown is not built to play for entire season.

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