Wade Trying to Play Through Injury
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Monday he regrets his decision to play in last week’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers after he initially hurt his sore left foot two nights earlier in Houston.
Wade is still dealing with a foot bruise that has kept him out of Miami’s past two games and currently leaves him questionable for Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee.
“I didn’t do myself any justice playing in that (Clippers) game,” Wade said Monday’s practice at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I could have used the extra rest, and maybe I could have been back by the Phoenix game on the road, or I really could be ready going into the game Wednesday.”
Wade sustained the foot bruise when he landed on teammate Chris Bosh’s foot during last Monday’s game against the Rockets. He returned to finish the game but underwent an X-ray two days later in Los Angeles about an hour before the game against the Clippers.
“It was just a big game and you want to play,” said Wade, who aggravated the injury when he attempted to split a screen and drive to the basket. “You look back and say to yourself, ‘Uh, maybe I shouldn’t have done that.’ But you make your mistakes and you learn from them.”