Dwyane Wade injury: Heat star hurts already-injured knee in Game 4

Dwyane Wade might have aggravated a nagging knee injury early in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls.

Dwyane Wade looked like he reaggravated a knee injury in the second quarter, exiting the game after landing awkwardly on a turnaround jump shot.

Wade banged knees with Jimmy Butler before spinning for a shot - he missed - and hobbling over to the sideline, dropping to his other knee in pain. He'd stand up and walk around, but wouldn't rejoin his team on defense, and would leave the game at the next whistle. Here's how it looked:

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Wade would check in after resting for a few minutes, but we'll see if the injury continues to bother him.

Wade has already missed playing time when a bone bruise in his right knee hurt him, but never when it was crucial: he missed time towards the end of the year and in the Milwaukee series, which Miami already led 3-0 with wins in convincing fashion. Wade hasn't been performing particularly well -- he's averaging just 13.3 points on the playoffs, well under his average of 21.2 points in the regular season and 24.7 for his career, and its not clear if the knee is causing that. He was 0-for-4 with two turnovers at the time of his injury.

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