Dwyane Wade has been carrying the Heat into the playoffs in recent weeks — he’s averaging 21.9 points a game over his last 10 and shooting 38.9 percent from three.
But the knee issues which caused him so much trouble the past couple seasons are still there, which is why this was scary Thursday night.
Wade did not return to the game after this. Officially, the Heat are calling it a bruised knee. The team is not practicing on Friday, so it is likely Saturday before we get a sense of just how serious this was. But it’s not good — Wade hinted he would miss some time in this Instagram after the game.
My mood after the half split i had in the first half tonite.. i wanna thank ALL my fans/family and supporters for reaching out. God is good because it could have been alot worst. I pray that i can join my team at some point on this road trip because we are still in this playoff hunt. Keep believing… #heatnation
Miami is already without Chris Bosh (lungs) and Josh McRoberts, to lose Wade too would be devastating. Hopefully, it is not that serious.
The Heat are currently tied with Boston for the final playoff spot in the East, half a game back of Brooklyn. One of those three teams will be on the outside looking in when the playoffs start in a couple weeks.