Dwyane Wade Injury: Miami Heat Guard Leaves After Rolling Ankle

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts after teammate LeBron James (not pictured) wasn't able to make a shot before being fouled in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers defeated the Heat 95-89 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade left Friday night's matchup between the Nuggets and Heat after rolling his ankle.

Dwyane Wade left Friday night's matchup between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets midway through the fourth quarter after rolling his right ankle in gruesome fashion. Wade got tangled up in the lane, and as a result his ankle bent at quite the awkward ankle. The injury forced him out of the game and into the locker room for further evaluation.

For a visual aid, we turn to Bubba Prog, who caught this screencap of Wade rolling his ankle.

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via 30fps.mocksession.com

And video of the injury courtesy of BlazersEdge.

It certainly looks bad, but the extent of his ankle injury is still not yet known. Wade has yet to return to the game and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle -- a placeholder at the moment, more or less.

Prior to the injury, Wade had scored 12 points in 28 minutes as the Heat tried to catch up to the Nuggets, who have stayed one step ahead throughout the night. More on his injury as it becomes available.

For more on the two teams, check out Miami Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier and Denver Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs. For more around the Association, check out SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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