Dwyane Wade Downplays Lingering Injuries
Tough defense may not have been the only factor that contributed to Dwyane Wade having one of the worst playoff performances of his career in Thursday’s blowout loss in Game 3 to the Indiana Pacers.
Wade is still dealing with lingering injuries that forced him to miss several games late in the regular season, and the Miami Heat guard required treatment in recent days for knee and leg soreness, sources told ESPN.com Thursday.
After missing 11 of his 13 shots from the field, Wade downplayed concerns about whether he has been slowed by an injury or illness during the series. But even Wade’s teammates questioned his health after Thursday’s loss. Wade missed a total of 17 games this season, including eight of the final 15, for various ankle, foot and knee injuries in addition to a dislocated left index finger.
“At this point of the season,” Wade said when asked after Thursday’s loss if he was affected by an injury, “no one is 100 percent.”