Posted by Ben Golliver
Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade suffered a right ankle sprain during the fourth quarter of a Friday night loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Wade, who missed three consecutive games recently with a sore foot, left the court after badly rolling his ankle while attempting to defend Nuggets forward Al Harrington with a little more than 7 minutes remaining in the game. He immediately left the game and the television broadcast noted that he walked with a noticeable limp.
The injury comes as Miami prepares for three consecutive off days, a rarity in this lockout-shortened season. Miami plays next against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Miami. Wade told the Associated Press that he had "no idea" if he would be available for that game.
"It's not broken, so that's a positive," Wade told the AP. "Now it's just about doing my treatment. [It's] never hurt that bad before."
Wade finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in 29 minutes. Wade is averaging 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 36.0 minutes per game so far this season.
The Nuggets beat the Heat, 117-104, dropping Miami to 8-4 on the season.
Here's video of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade's vicious right ankle sprain against the Denver Nuggets.