Dwyane Wade Injury Sends Heat Star Out Of Game 5 Vs. Mavs

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade left Game 5 of the NBA Finals late in the first quarter after slamming into Brian Cardinal while driving to the hoop, bumping Jason Terry on the way down and landing awkwardly on his back. He made it to his feet without any apparent pain, but started wincing and holding his side shortly.

He was taken into the Heat locker room along with the team's entire assortment of medical personnel, with a left hip injury of some sort being the word. Nothing yet on how soon he's expected to return.

Wade had played eight minutes before leaving, turning in eight points including six free throws, plus two assists and a turnover.

Click here for live Heat-Mavs score updates and here for more on the 2011 NBA Finals. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Mavericks, visit Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.

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