Dwyane Wade Injury: Updates on Miami Heat Star's Hamstring and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIMarch 27, 2014

Updates from Saturday, April 19

Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher report has the latest on Wade:

Updates from Saturday, April 12

The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman reports that Wade will start on Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks:

Here's what Wade had to say about his return, per the Heat's Twitter:

Updates from Friday, April 11

Brian Windhorst of ESPN has the latest on Dwyane Wade's status for Friday's clash with the Pacers:

Updates from Wednesday, April 9

A day later, Dwyane Wade's status remains unchanged heading into tonight's matchup against Memphis according to B/R's Ethan Skolnick:

Updates from Tuesday, April 8

B/R's Ethan Skolnick provides Dwyane Wade's status for tonight's game against the Brooklyn Nets:

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel provides a brief quote from Erick Spoelstra:

Updates from Friday, April 4

The Heat provided an update on Wade's status prior to the game:

The Heat's official Twitter feed also had an update on Wade's status earlier in the day:

Updates from Monday, March 31

The Miami Heat updated Dwyane Wade's status for Monday's contest vs. Toronto:

Updates from Saturday, March 29

The Miami Heat announce Dwyane Wade is out again tonight with a hamstring injury:

Updates from Friday, March 28

Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald provides an update from Dwyane Wade:

ESPN's Brian Windhorst provides an update on Wade's status:

Original Text

Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade exited late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 84-83 loss to the Indiana Pacers with a left hamstring injury.

Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald reported on the adverse circumstances that beset the Heat down the stretch in a tight road game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse:

The Heat addressed Wade's injury after the game:

Wade was 6-of-11 shooting for 15 points and added four rebounds in 32 minutes before leaving the floor, but he also had six turnovers. The 32-year-old veteran has missed 19 games in the 2013-14 season in an effort to rest his knees for the playoffs.

ESPN's Michael Wallace alluded to the Heat's sloppy execution, which they overcame to have a shot to win at the end:

Indiana is now ahead of Miami by three games atop the Eastern Conference, and the Heat needed Wade and others to be at their best. That wasn't quite the case, as Wade had several miscommunications with teammates and didn't appear to be on the same page with anyone other than LeBron James for much of the night.

Although he is still one of the best 2-guards in the Association, Wade has shown discouraging signs throughout the season and could miss even more time soon with another nagging health issue.

To be fair, the Pacers are a tough matchup for the Heat and have an elite defense. The size advantage Indiana has on the inside also makes matters difficult.

However, Wade and Co. need to play better if Miami is meant to threaten for a three-peat.


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