Dwyane wade injury

Wade said he wants to get back on the court before the playoffs begin. He just isn’t sure when, but has no plans of rushing it.

Wade has missed the past four games because of ankle and knee soreness, with the knee being the bigger of the concerns.

“I don’t know,” Wade said when asked about his return. “I’m just trying to make sure I’m healthy. The most important thing is to be healthy. When I feel it, I’ll get back on the court. Obviously, I want to play but I just got to make sure that I’m right.”

Wade said he has no problem taking a few games off because the Heat have earned it by already securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

“A lot of people think the Heat are just resting,” Wade said. “We played a lot of games this year. We had guys banged up at certain times and different elements. We’ve got to get them healthy, just like other teams have done. It just so happens that we’ve been able to do it at the end of the year. We took care of business and we were able to say, `Ok, we have these injures, let’s try to take care of them.”‘

– Reported by Shandel Richardson of theĀ South Florida Sun-Sentinel