Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is done for the remainder of the regular season, due to a small fracture in his elbow, the team announced earlier today.
OFFICIAL: Dwyane Wade's MRI showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. Wade will be out the remainder of the regular season. pic.twitter.com/SzKwnysq1I
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 16, 2017
Wade suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of last night’s game, where they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies. Wade was seen wearing a sling after the game.
As the news broke out, Wade went on Snapchat to let his fans know that he’s already starting rehab and that he’ll be OK.“So I know you guys heard the news about my injury. News about injuries is always tough, especially when it’s the season, but as you guys can see, I’m already starting my rehab process. But my goal is to make sure I rehab and do what’s best to make sure that I’m healthy, and that I can throw those long passes that I love to throw the length of the court.
But all in all, I appreciate the text messages, the support, the love that I’m getting, and thank you guys, but I’ll be OK. Things happen in life. And as they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and I’m a strong mofo, so I want to thank everybody again. Bless up.”
According to USA TODAY Sports, Wade told reporters about the small fracture and sprain in his elbow and how he plans to deal with it.
“Now, the biggest thing is about protecting it and making sure that it heals the right way so I can get back to my football passes on the basketball floor.”
He also told them that if the Bulls make the playoffs and he’s cleared, he will surely play.
Wade’s season ends with 18.6 points, 3.9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls’ next game is against the Wizards on Friday.
Source: USA TODAY