LOS ANGELES — Dwyane Wade did not participate in the Heat’s shootaround Wednesday morning at Staples Center due to a sprained foot and his status for Wednesday’s game against the Clippers is in question.
The Heat (6-2) plays the Clippers (5-2) at 10:30 p.m. and whether or not Wade plays will be a game-time decision. Wade sprained his left foot on Monday during the third quarter of the Heat’s 113-110 victory against the Houston Rockets.
“Personally, I think it’s a deep bruise in my foot area but obviously I’ve got to do my job in getting my X-rays to make sure it’s nothing more than that because it’s on a bone,” Wade said. “Then I’ll come out here and warm up and see if I can put pressure on it.”
Wade turned his foot after stepping on Chris Bosh. He returned in the fourth quarter against the Rockets but did not score in final period despite playing the quarter’s full 12 minutes. He finished the game with 19 points.
“I want to play tonight,” Wade said. “Obviously this is a big-time, prime-time game,” Wade said. “But I want to feel good by being in it, so we’ll see.”
It has been a difficult road trip for Wade. He jammed his thumb while going for a loss ball against the Grizzlies on Sunday. The Heat plays the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday before flying to Phoenix for the final game of its six-game road trip.
“Certain things are a part of sports,” Wade said. “It’s unfortunate, but twisting your ankle, messing up your thumb, you know that’s a part of it and it’s coming. Sometimes you’re able to play through it and sometimes you’re not depending on if you’re going to help our hurt your team. I’ve dealt with that my whole life.”