Tonight, it was Wade’s turn to play, but he didn’t make it too far. After 2 minutes of play against the Washington Wizards, Wade dislocated his left finger as it appeared to have gotten caught in another player’s jersey. He grimaced in pain and headed back to the locker room, and didn’t return.
Luckily, it was his left hand, but you can bet that this injury will linger. He was diagnosed as day to day, but will be further tested tomorrow. Typically, a dislocated finger can take weeks to fully heel and the Miami Heat certainly don’t want any of their big three to go down.
LeBron, Wade, and Bosh have all been banged up and at this point it is likely that the Heat will rest them until the playoffs.The Heat certainly have a lot to prove this post season, especially after losing in the finals last season to the Dallas Mavericks.
If there is one positive to take from the Wade injury, it is that the Heat have been spectacular this season without him. In particular, LeBron James has shined in Wade’s absence. If LeBron can pick up some momentum, he has the skill set to carry the Heat to a championship alone with Wade taking the backs seat, and this would ultimately silence James’ critics.
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