MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Heat fans held their collective breath Thursday night as Dwyane Wade rolled on the floor in pain – clutching the same knee he had drained less than a week ago.READ MORE: Early Voting Begins Monday For Miami Beach Elections
“I couldn’t bust into a split, I’m not that flexible. I knew I was in trouble on my way down. It’s just unfortunate,” said Wade.
It was a fall that caught the concern of his former teammate LeBron James, who didn’t wait long to find out if his fried was okay.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
“I asked the medical staff at halftime if he was alright. They said it was probably just a knee bruise or a bone bruise or something he went through over and over while we were teammates,” said James. “When he’s healthy or close to healthy we’ve been able to see what he’s been able to do this last month. You definitely wish him the best.”
As Wade goes, so goes the Miami Heat, who are tied for with Boston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East with just seven games to go.
Wade’s status for the weekend back-to-back games against the Pistons and Pacers is up in the air.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
“They did the test on my knee to make sure my ligaments were strong and straight. I hope to get it a little bit better. If Saturday comes and I’m good enough to go of course I will, if not I’ll see you Sunday,” said Wade.