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

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) grimaces after a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 119-101. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade was battling a thigh injury that has caused him to miss Saturday's contest against the Toronto Raptors. However, he is ready to return. 

Continue for updates.

Wade Active vs. Nuggets

Monday, March 14

Wade was in Monday's starting lineup against Denver, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

Wade Continues to be Hampered by Injuries

Wade's medical history has been well-documented. The 34-year-old has never played a full season, and as he gets older, he pays more and more for the physically demanding style he utilized during his first few years in the NBA.

The Heat have been proactive in terms of limiting his playing time, giving him mandatory rest and sitting him down at the faintest hint of a problem in order to preserve him for the playoffs. Most recently, Wade experienced soreness in his left knee, which warranted an MRI.

The Heat are positioned well in the standings, but Wade's brief absence, coupled with Chris Bosh's unspecified health condition, left the team in a tough position.