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7 months ago Update 0 comments
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, who has been dealing with a left-knee injury, appears to be making progress. Wade practiced Monday, and it looks like he will play in the Heat's preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in Shanghai, China.
Today’s big news from practice is the progression of Wade’s recovery. He practiced and Spo hasn’t ruled him out of Thursday’s game.— Joseph Goodman (@MiamiHeraldHeat) October 9, 2012
A source tells me Wade will play Thursday but only for about 10 mins.— Joseph Goodman (@MiamiHeraldHeat) October 9, 2012
Wade is recovering from offseason surgery. He underwent the arthroscopic procedure July 9, and his initial timetable for recovery was four to six weeks. While his recovery has taken longer than originally expected, Monday's news likely means Wade will be ready for Miami's season opener against the Boston Celtics Oct. 30.
With lingering knee problems last season, Wade averaged 22 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. While those numbers were solid, they were down from his career averages of 25, five and six.
8 months ago Update 0 comments
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade plans to play in the preseason this year, despite still recovering from knee surgery over the summer. The guard participated in Heat practice for the second straight day, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of The Palm Beach Post:
"I've been doing everything I need to do," said Wade, who is nearly three months removed from knee surgery. "Every day is different, but if I feel good, I'll continue to go. If I feel like I need to not push it, then I will do that as well."
There has been speculation that his recovery from knee surgery would cause him to miss the Heat's entire preseason. Wade quashed those rumors during his interview with Skolnick but also acknowledged that he will not play in all eight games:
"I don't know where that came from," Wade said. "I will try a preseason game. At least one. It will be more than one. It won't be eight, but it will be more than one. If I continue to progress the way I've been progressing."
Wade hopes to participate in the team's scrimmage on Wednesday night.