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Underdog
10-05-2010, 10:22 PM
Dwyane Wade exits with hurt hamstring

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade's preseason debut ended quickly with an injured right hamstring, and it could be a couple weeks before he's back running with the Miami Heat.

Wade left Miami's exhibition opener against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night just 3 minutes, 17 seconds into the contest, headed to the locker room and did not return. He watched the game while getting treatment, as new teammates LeBron James and Chris Bosh carried the Heat to a 105-89 victory.

"I just felt it pull," Wade said. "I knew automatically it was a pulled hamstring. It was a little sore coming into the game the last couple days of practice and stuff, so I tried to do everything to make it go away. But it happens."

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade would be re-evaluated in about a week. Wade suggested it might take as many as two weeks to get completely over the problem.

Either way, there's time: Miami doesn't play a game that counts until visiting Boston on Oct. 26.

"As a team, everyone has to pick it up," James said.

Wade's injury was the darkest spot of the night for the Heat, who had a sellout crowd of 19,600 pack into the arena to see the long-awaited debut of the star trio of Wade, James and Bosh, Olympic teammates who won a gold medal, now Heat teammates looking to hoist the gold NBA championship trophy.

Wade was introduced last, the crowd roared, and did so again when he hit a jumper for his first -- and only -- shot of the night. Wade felt a twinge while guarding Richard Hamilton, and knew immediately the pain wasn't going away quickly.

"It was a preseason game, but the atmosphere was great," Wade said. "There was a lot of excitement about the opportunity to see this team play together, and they only saw me play for three minutes. It's fine. I think Miami's seen me play for a long time and they'll get a lot of time to see the 'Big 3,' as they say, our team play together."

James said he told Wade that if the Heat were going to have an injury, he'd prefer to have it now than later -- and Wade obviously agreed.

Bosh has dealt with hamstring issues before and offered Wade advice.

"You just have to treat it delicately," Bosh said, "and make sure you respect it."

Wade quipped at times in the last couple days that fans should "get there early" for the preseason debut, a suggestion that he didn't plan to play that many minutes.

In no way, Wade insisted, was that said to indicate he anticipated the hamstring to be a serious concern.

"I didn't think they'd really have to get there early to see me play three minutes," Wade said, laughing. "So watch what you say."

link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5653152)

fluid.forty.one
10-05-2010, 10:29 PM
ehh I hate to say anything because, as much as I hate them and especially Wade, I don't like wishing injury.

It IS sort of ironic, though...

Usually Lurkin
10-05-2010, 10:33 PM
well, I hope he got some foul shots out of it, at least.

AngieO41
10-05-2010, 10:34 PM
Haha, I got to enjoy this lovely game at work. I did laugh though when I saw him limping off the court. I may have yelled, "Oh no! You better get him a wheelchair!" I don't think any of the customers were too happy. :D

Oh well, the dude is a baby.

LonghornDub
10-06-2010, 12:55 AM
well, I hope he got some foul shots out of it, at least.

Winner.

rabbitproof
10-06-2010, 01:08 AM
Before I clicked through, I thought the headline was going to say "Dwayne Wade Hurt, Dominates Wheelchair."

I am being serious and am not being facetious.

Underdog
10-06-2010, 09:26 AM
I thought the headline was going to say "Dwayne Wade Hurt, Dominates Wheelchair."

Win.

AO41
10-06-2010, 12:17 PM
He is not hurt...he is just sitting out getting more rest for the season...come on people.

Did you really not see this coming??

wilmtalk
10-14-2010, 05:16 PM
I don't know about the rest of you but I am already tired of the Miami Hype Machine and the season hasn't even started.

candid_snoop41
10-21-2010, 08:23 PM
leBron james in "preseason form" makes me wonder what he will look like in playoff mode..

He is a beast...

Dirkadirkastan
10-22-2010, 12:15 AM
leBron james in "preseason form" makes me wonder what he will look like in playoff mode..

He is a beast...

What does this thread have to do with lebron?

tcat075
10-22-2010, 12:19 PM
I am being serious and am not being facetious.

I am pretty sure you just said the same thing twice and I am also pretty sure that you just said two phrases that mean the same thing. ;)