YouWager bettors have learned that superstar Dwyane Wade is not ruling out missing the rest of the regular season to recover from a right knee injury and he still hopes he’ll be back before the NBA playoffs.
The 31 year-old has missed six of the Miami Heat’s past eight games and is still dealing with soreness and swelling in the knee, which he has aggravated twice since initially injuring it back in the beginning of March.
Wade is one of several key players for the Heat who have missed games recently as the team tries to balance rest and recovery before the April 20 start of the basketball playoffs. LeBron James sat out three games before he returned Saturday from a hamstring injury to score 27 points in a blowout victory versus the Philadelphia 76ers.
Chris Bosh, who was unable to play Saturday versus the Sixers, is recovering from a hyper-extended right knee and stated on Sunday he wasn’t sure when he might try to return.
Wade, James and Bosh were among the Heat’s players, coaches and front-office staff members who attended Sunday’s annual Heat Family Festival. The carnival-style event held outside of AmericanAirlines Arena raised more than $503,000 for local charities affiliated with Miami.
Online sports wagering experts consider the injuries James and Bosh have been dealing as minor, however there still seems to be more concern around the team regarding Wade’s situation.
With six games remaining on the Miami’s regular-season schedule, Wade said he’s hopeful he can get back on the court as early as this week. The Heat will meet the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, take it on the road versus the Washington Wizards on Wednesday and host the Boston Celtics at the end on the week.