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Dwyane Wade leaves Game 5 with hip contusion

Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:50 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 10:51 pm
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade suffered a hip contusion during Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals.

Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade exited Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals with 2:58 remaining in the first quarter and the Dallas Mavericks leading the Heat, 23-19.

Wade exited for the Heat locker room and remained away from the bench for the duration of the first quarter. Shortly thereafter, the Heat reported that he suffered a "left hip contusion" and was "questionable" to return. 

The injury apparently occured when he drove to the basket and was fouled by Mavericks reserve center Brian Cardinal. Wade collided into Cardinal and then crashed to the ground, also contacting Mavericks guard Jason Terry on the way down. At the time of his exit, Wade's line was 8 points, 2 assists and one turnover. 

With 8:52 remaining in the second quarter, Wade returned to the court. Upon his re-entry to the game, Miami was leading, 40-38.

Update: Wade did not start the second half. Heat forward Mike Miller started in his place. He reentered the game with 4:29 remaining in the third quarter after receiving treatment in the Heat locker room. The Mavericks were leading when he returned, 75-71.

Here's video of the injury courtesy of YouTube user DailyThunder.

A "contusion" is simply a fancy name for a bruise. 

This post will update if any additional information becomes available.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 3:04 am

Dwyane Wade leaves Game 5 with hip contusion

Karma's a biyatch.

All of those flops by Diana Wade.

That was a textbook charge and yet they still called it a blocking foul on Cardinal.

Suck it you roid raging chipmunk face.

Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:52 am

Dwyane Wade leaves Game 5 with hip contusion

Contusion is a fancy name for a bruise.  Poor baby.  Dirk should limp to Miami to mock Wade like he mocked Dirk for his sinus infection.  But Dirk has class unlike Mr Wade.

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