Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who missed the first seven games of the season with injuries, is currently coming off the bench regularly now because he is too hurt to start and play full minutes. Wade had surgery in the off season to fix his left shoulder and his left knee.
The superstar guard had a reverse dislocation of his shoulder, which was operated on during the summer on the same day that his left knee was worked on. Additionally, it has just come out from head coach Pat Riley that Wade suffered nerve damage in the shoulder that could not be fixed while under the knife.
To go along with the shoulder and knee pains, Wade is playing with a sprained ACL, BCL, CCL and DCL in his right knee and a bruised ECL, FCL, and GCL in his left one. He also has a severe case of plantar fasciitis in both feet, a strained right calf, a pulled left hamstring, two hip flexors, a bruised neck, two broken ribs, three dislocated fingers, a double ear infection and carpal tunnel syndrome from texting Charles Barkley on his T-Mobile Sidekick.
It is unclear when Wade will be fully healthy, but it does not appear it will be anytime this season. He is averaging 24.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.96 steals in 26 games.