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Morning update on Dwyane Wade's troublesome left knee

Dwyane Wade was scheduled to meet with doctors on Saturday morning and determine the best course of action to treat his ailing left knee amid the Heat's playoff race.

Under normal circumstances, Wade likely would have fluid drained from his left knee and then rest for a few games, but that might not be an option for the veteran superstar now that center Hassan Whiteside is out with a badly lacerated right hand. The shorthanded Heat is facing a difficult schedule this week while clinging to the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The Heat is just one game ahead of the Celtics in the loss column.

Wade began feeling some discomfort in his knee before the Heat's four-game road trip. He then sat out Wednesday's victory against the Boston Celtics. Wade played just 21 minutes on Friday in the Heat's blowout loss to the Hawks.

"I just tried to give my teammates something, but hopefully I’ll be better Sunday when I go back to Miami, see my doctors and see what they want to do," Wade said. "I had a lot of fluid, and so in a perfect world I would love to get some fluid out."

The Heat plays the Pistons on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena, and then the Spurs on Tuesday before a three-game road trip to Cleveland, Detroit and Indiana.




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