Wade hopes to return from hamstring injury in 2-3 weeks


VIDEO: Wade selected as All-Star reserve for East

Dwyane Wade received the good news that he was selected to his 11th NBA All-Star team on Thursday, but the question now is whether he’ll be able to play in it.

The Heat guard, who left Tuesday night’s game against the Bucks with a hamstring injury, is likely on the shelf for at least two to three weeks.

From Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald:

Calling a sudden news conference Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena, Wade told reporters, “I won’t be seeing y’all for a little while, so take a good look at this face.”

The Heat shooting guard strained his right hamstring in Tuesday night’s loss to Milwaukee, and he said the best-case scenario for his return would be two to three weeks. That means Wade would miss the All-Star Game (he was selected as a reserve Thursday) and also miss Miami’s road game against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 11.

“You can’t put a time on it,” Wade said. “You can’t look at the hamstring and say you’re going to be out this amount of games. Like many muscle strains, you’ve got to go day by day.”

This is Wade’s third leg injury of the season. He strained his left hamstring Nov. 12 against Indiana and missed seven games. He then tweaked the back of his left leg again Jan. 13 against the Lakers and missed two games. He has missed 10 of the Heat’s 45 games this season. Wade missed 28 games last season due to various injuries.

“Where this thing has me frustrated and where I stand I have no idea,” Wade said. “It’s just the second day of a pulled hamstring.”

The loss of Wade for an extended period of time will make the Heat’s precarious hold on a playoff spot even more shaky. At 20-25, Miami is currently the No. 7 seed in the East.

Wade and teammate Chris Bosh became the first set of teammates to make five straight All-Star teams together since Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant with the Lakers.

If Wade cannot play, it will open the door for the Hawks’ Kyle Korver or the Bucks’ Brandon Knight to be named as All-Star replacements.

7 Comments

  1. Dominicity says:

    Brandon Knight!

    His personal improvements parallel his teams’ winning.
    Korver is killing, but there’s 3 Hawks already. Vucevic will be in there next year for sure.

    Get Knighted!

  2. Jbanwait407 says:

    give the spot to Vucevic!!! Kobe out and DeMarcus in SG for C
    why not same thing in East
    Wade for Vucevic SG for C ??????

    It makes scence cuz it sparks a allstar rivalry for both not really but kind of

  3. Jackitup says:

    Wade is a slacker not an all star.

  4. harriethehawk says:

    Wade is limping into the All-Stars. Give it up for Kyle Korver!

    • clipperfan says:

      lol no way

      dwade > klye korver

      no disrepct to korver tho

    • I_know_more_than_you says:

      Hawks have a great (spectecular even) season and now everyone should be an all star. How about 5 Warrior ? Or if you want to say Hawks are more team oriented, than how about 0 hawks. Their a team -> no all stars there. Just dont name the whole team, cmon now.

      • bake0214 says:

        dude, the warriors are an western conference team, they shouldn’t even be part of this conversation. This season, Korver is doing what no one else in NBA history has done on a conference winning team. He deserves an all-star nod this season over D Wade who’s been injured for a good chunk of the season. I’m not saying D Wade isn’t a great player, but he’s washed up and a good player putting up decent stats on a bad team.