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Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Posted on: June 11, 2011 1:52 pm
Posted by Royce Young

MIAMI -- It's not like this is really news, because we all knew that there was no way Dwyane Wade wasn't going to play in Game 6.

He's playing, so says Erik Spoelstra. And so says Dwyane Wade.

"I'll be totally fine when it comes to tomorrow," Wade said.

Wade didn't go through contact drills, but said it was just to sort of rest. He won't be wearing any extra padding for Game 6 and didn't appear to be extra sore or anything on Saturday. He injured his left hip flexor in a collison with Brian Cardinal in the second quarter of Game 5. Wade exited the game and was listed as questionable, but returned shortly after. However, he didn't start the second half of the game because of tightness in the hip. He eventually came back to the floor and finished with 23 points.

"He'll be ready to go tomorrow," Spoelstra said. As far as how how healthy Wade might be, Spoesltra wouldn't speculate.

"I'm definitely not giving a percentage," he said.

But with Game 6 potentially being an elimination game along with the fact that LeBron James hasn't been all that effective, the Heat have to have Wade on the floor. Even if that means he's not totally healthy. Wade downplays injuries better than any player in the league (he could have a broken vertabrae and he'd say he was fine) but he's likely going to be feeling the injury a bit.

It was the same story with Dirk's finger in Game 2 though. Players are banged up. They've been playing with injuries all season. It's a big deal because this is The Finals and every small thing is important, but Wade is playing in Game 6 and most likely, he'll play well too.

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 5:21 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

I've said this before, so I'll keep it short. After watching the replay of this injury several times, I have no doubt that DWade got hurt. But I also have no doubt that it was caused, in large part, by his wanting to "sell" the foul. He almost forces his body to bounce off of Cardinal's and crashes to the floor in a melodramatic lump. No dice to Cardinal, either, though. He was trying to "sell" a charge. 

I wish the NBA had some sort of recourse against floppers. Kind of like the challenge flag in football, there should be a penalty if the referees decide that you were trying a little too hard to get a call.

Poor DWade. All I have to say is that he has only himself to blame.

And now that I've said that, Miami Fans, you can go ahead and scream at me. I'll even try to read your comments! 

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

What a surprise, SheWade is going to play.  Who would've thought?

cHeat = Flopping pansies!!

Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:32 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Me personally, this is why I don't keep up with NBA, you don't get this garbage in NFL or MLB

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:00 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

Laker4life beat me to it.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 2:52 pm

Dwyane Wade injury update: Still playing

The question is, will Dirk start acting like he's got pain in the hip and be seen linping around like a gimpy Dwade. Karma 's a biatch Dwade. The Big German Is not about cheap shots so I doubt we will see him acting up.

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