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

Miami’s rookie standout injured again

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat rookie guard Dwyane Wade is expected
to be sidelined for 7-to-10 days with a foot injury.

Wade suffered a right mid-foot sprain during Sunday’s loss to Milwaukee. He
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
with 5:50 remaining in 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.