Monday , Mar , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Feeling the Heat: Wade hurt again

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat rookie guard Dwyane Wade suffered a
right mid-foot sprain during Sunday’s loss to Milwaukee and his status for
Tuesday’s game against Toronto is unknown.

Wade sustained the injury after Bucks guard Michael Redd stripped him and
headed for a layup. Wade tried to block Redd’s shot and Heat forward Lamar
Odom was racing in from behind.

Odom then collided into Redd, who tumbled over Wade. The Marquette product
then writhed in pain, but played about 15 more minutes before leaving the game
midway through the third quarter. X-rays taken were negative.

The 22-year-old Wade already missed two games in early February with a left
foot injury. Miami selected the Chicago native with the fifth overall pick in
the 2003 NBA Draft.

Wade is averaging 16.7 points and 4.4 assists in 42 games this season.