Dwyane Wade plans to return to Miami Heat lineup on Wednesday
After missing the Heat's past two games with a bruised left foot, star guard Dwyane Wade is hoping to return to action in Wednesday night's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Wade completed his second consecutive practice without any complications on Tuesday, reports ESPN.com's Michael Wallace. While head coach Erik Spoelstra would not say whether Wade would play on Wednesday, Wade said that he will be ready to play barring any setbacks leading up to the 7:30 p.m. game.
"No soreness today after a tough day (Monday), so I feel pretty good," Wade said after pushing through Tuesday's workout without any limitations. "Now I have to work my way back to get that (rhythm) back. But I'm excited to get back out there and start."
The 10-year veteran initially sustained the injury on Nov. 12 when he stepped on the foot of teammate Chris Bosh during a win over the Rockets. He remained in that game to tally nearly 40 minutes, but aggravated the injury two nights later. Wade has gotten off to a slow start this season, averaging 16.9 points per game through eight contests compared to his career average of 25.0 and 2011-12 average of 22.1. The Heat are 3-0 in his absence, as he also missed a game due to illness and a nagging hand injury.