Weather Stops Doc; Wade Waits A Day
Posted on Mar. 2, 2007, 10:11 a.m. ET
The Palm Beach Post's Chris Perkins writes "Heat guard Dwyane Wade is now scheduled to have his dislocated left shoulder examined this afternoon in Miami. Wade had to reschedule the exam, which would have been Thursday, because Dr. James Andrews couldn't travel to Miami from Birmingham, Ala., because of inclement weather."
Posted on Feb. 27, 2007, 9:53 a.m. ET
The Miami Herald's Greg Cote is of the opinion that, "This decision should not be about salvaging a Heat season that, if it were a flight, would have seen the oxygen masks drop at least three times by now while harrowed passengers groaned and reached for vomit bags. The decision should be about making sure Wade's shoulder is 100 percent."
Defense Is the Best Offense
Posted on Feb. 26, 2007, 10:27 a.m. ET
Dave George of The Palm Beach Post reports, "We're talking bare-knuckle, bullheaded defense here, for the simple reason that robbing opponents of points every night is easier than producing the 28.8 that Wade averaged before dislocating his left shoulder."
Just Shaq Being Shaq
Posted on Feb. 25, 2007, 11:43 a.m. ET
In The Star-Tribune, Steve Aschburner writes, "The pressure is now on Shaquille O'Neal. Barely a month into his return from November knee surgery, the Miami big man is lugging his franchise's hopes and dreams of a championship repeat on his broad shoulders."
Filling the Void
Posted on Feb. 24, 2007, 10:23 a.m. ET
The Palm Beach Post's Chris Perkins reports that, "With Wade out indefinitely, the Heat ... has to lean on coach Pat Riley and O'Neal, two of the NBA's all-time greats at their respective jobs, to take charge. Otherwise, Miami has little hope of remaining in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference."
What Exactly Is a Dislocated Shoulder?
Posted on Feb. 23, 2007, 4:33 p.m. ET
According to Wikipedia, "A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus separates from the scapula at the glenohumeral joint."
About.com explains that "[a] shoulder dislocation is often confused with a shoulder separation, but these are two very different injuries!" and offers the following diagram:
Will Surgery End Wade's Season?
Posted on Feb. 23, 2007, 12:45 p.m. ET
Ken Berger of New York Newsday writes, "Dwyane Wade, the reigning Finals MVP, is considering season-ending surgery to repair the dislocated left shoulder he suffered Wednesday night, a devastating blow to Miami's playoff hopes."
Wade Injured in Houston
Posted on Feb. 22, 2007, 11:15 a.m. ET
According to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman, "[Dwyane] Wade so contorted his left shoulder that the medical staff did not want to risk contact as he was taken off the court. Wade grimaced on the bench amid a futile attempt to pop the shoulder back into place, before a wheelchair was summoned."