Spoelstra: No timetable for Wade's return

BY foxsports • January 18, 2012

Dwyane Wade not only was out of the Heat's lineup for Tuesday's 120-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena, but the Heat remain tip-lipped about when the team's star shooting guard will return.

Wade is not only dealing with the severely sprained right ankle sustained in last Friday's loss in Denver, but also a strained calf sustained a game earlier against the Clippers, as well as the remnants of a bruised left foot that limited him earlier this season.

"Every day, I'll reevaluate and we'll go from there. There is no timetable on his injury right now," said coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team next plays the visiting Lakers on Thursday night.

"We're not going to get into specifics and try to lay down a timetable. There is no timetable of when he'll be back."

With so many injuries, it was thought that Wade would take an extended break. But Spoelstra refused to go there.

"I'm not trying to be coy," Spoelstra said. "We are going to reevaluate him every day. I don't have another answer for you and that's how we're taking it. We're going to be very judicious as we move forward, but we do not have a timetable to his return."


Teammates are looking at it as an extended break.

"It is tough not having Dwyane," power forward Chris Bosh said, "but the show goes on."

Spoelstra insisted there would not be a chance of approach amid Wade's absence.

"It doesn't change a whole lot," he said. "We still want to get to our game, to be aggressive defensively and to take the game to whoever we play.


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