Dwyane Wade Out For Regular Season With Elbow Fracture
It has been announced Thursday that Dwayne Wade, Chicago Bulls guard, will be out for the rest of the season with a fractured elbow. Wade's right elbow was sprained and fractured on Wednesday during the second half of the Bulls game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Watch the moment it happened here:
The Bulls ended up losing the game 98-81. Wade had an MRI taken Thursday morning, but said the injury does not come as a surprise to him:
"Not a good scenario, but kind of what I thought, I told [the training staff] I heard a 'pop, pop.' I said that yesterday. Pretty much a dislocation at the time and it went back in. So kind of dealing with the aftermath of what that looks like and this is what it looks like."
Although he heard the pop, Wade tried to play through the game. The Bulls' head coach, Fred Hoiberg, removed Wade from the game with about 8 minutes left in the second half. Concerns were raised after the game, when Wade was spotted wearing a sling. Wade continued his explanation of the events, stating:
"The good thing about it is [the bone] did go back in ... I was lucky that it went back in and now the biggest thing is about protecting it -- making sure that it heals the right way so I can get back to my football passes on the basketball [court]."
Wade will continue to have meetings with his doctor, and after resting it will likely begin rehab so that he can be back in full health for next season. The Bulls are 32-36 for the season, and Wade ends this season with 18.6 points, 3.9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.
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