The Sun Sentinel’s Heat beat reporter talked with the Heat today during their shootaround and says that Dwyane Wade’s foot injury may be more serious than originally reported. Or, perhaps not long-term serious, but tender enough to keep him out for tonight’s game against Indiana.
So much for Dwyane Wade downplaying left foot. He sat out Wednesday’s shootaround leaving his status in doubt for Pacers.
The door remains somewhat open. “I just have to be smart, come in, get more treatment today and see how I feel later,” Wade said.
Dwyane Wade, on his decision whether to play Wednesday night against the Pacers, “Obviously, as an athlete, you learn how to play through pain. But certain things, when it’s really affecting your game, you have to take a look at it.”
Spoelstra on Wade’s status, “With so many games in so many days, we want to be smart about it and make sure we can treat it and move on.”
Playing against LeBron and Chris Bosh is a challenge in and of itself — and I hope no one would wish injury upon anyone — but Pacers fans should be hoping Dwyane decides to take the night off. This Heat team is probably the best squad in the league but they become infinitely more beatable if the guy who keeps hitting game winners is in a suit on the bench.