Dwyane Wade Injury: Update on Heat Star's Head

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Dwyane Wade Injury: Update on Heat Star's Head

Dwyane Wade left the game in the second quarter Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors, according to Tom Haberstroh of ESPN.

UPDATE: Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET 

Wade returned to the game in the second half, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Winderman tweeted:

He added:

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Haberstroh tweeted:

Wade fell to the floor in the second quarter after running into a screen set by David Lee. He was subsequently hit again by teammate Mario Chalmers, according to Haberstroh.

Lee had just committed a flagrant foul on LeBron James, sending him to the floor on a drive attempt.

Wade is averaging 20.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor this season. He's one of the most talented players in the league, but the 30-year-old's aggressive, slashing style of play has seen him miss significant parts of seasons in his career.

Wade played in just 49 regular-season games in last season's 66-game schedule, but he was healthy enough to average 22.1 points, 4.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds while shooting just under 50 percent from the field. He also averaged 22.8 points, 4.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks while shooting 46 percent in the playoffs as the Heat went on to win the NBA title.

The Heat obviously need Wade healthy to contend for another championship this season, even if that means he misses some of the regular season. It's important for the team to be cautious with James' partner-in-crime.

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