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Report: Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss 'extended period'

Heat guard Dwyane Wade suffered a strained right hamstring during Tuesday’s night game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The status of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is unknown after he injured his right hamstring during Tuesday’s night game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Heat expect Wade to be out "for an extended period," Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel reports

Wade was injured in the third quarter of the 109-102 loss after trying to break through a screen. Wade scored 12 points and had four assists before leaving the game. Wade leads the Heat in scoring (21.4) and assists (5.4) this season.

"I don't have a real definitive update on Wade," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told the Sun-Sentinel after the game. "It is a right hamstring strain, don't know how bad it is at this point, right now. We'll know more [Wednesday]."

The injuries continue to pile up for the Heat, which played against Milwaukee without forward Luol Deng (calf) and center Chris Andersen (elbow and back soreness).

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“We're bit by something. I don't know if it's a snake," center Chris Bosh said. "We're getting bit by something, and it hurts. It seems like every time we turn the corner, it's a drawback. That's just been the tale of the whole season."

Miami has seven games left before the All-Star break, and play against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday before starting a four-game road trip Sunday in Boston.

The Heat (20-25) are seventh in Eastern Conference standings.

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