Wade was injured during the second half of the Bull's 98-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzles. An MRI Thursday revealed a small fracture and a sprain.
The 35-year-old Wade certainly isn't what he once was. "Not a good scenario".
"And I think getting that confidence and then going out there, he came right in the game firing it up. This is what it looks like". That said, the Bulls are only a summer removed from undergoing sweeping changes which were created to make them a contender.
"It sucks. It's unfortunate". "It's not the way I would've written it". "I've got a jersey". No surgery. That's one thing that I'm happy about. But, Thursday they were finally able to get back on the court for a live practice and it was all about defense, according to Bradley Beal and head coach Scott Brooks. He was coming home to save a Bulls team that missed the playoffs a year ago for the first time in seven seasons. There have also been questions surrounding coach Fred Hoiberg's lineup decisions, with Rondo right at the centre of everything once again.
"So I know you guys heard the news about my injury". Call it what you want: Stubbornness, Endurance, Determination, Guts.
"I know Jimmy had something similar to this before". Go the other way and have him heal the heel.
"It sucks no matter what his age is".
Additional reports relayed that they've been a bad mix and at times even toxic, their dissatisfaction spilling over into the public, all while dropping in the standings and running the very realistic chance of missing the playoffs. "He's going to do what he has to do to bounce back". "He had texted me two days before about my eye". He was drafted fifth overall in the 2003 National Basketball Association draft by the Miami Heat.
The injury is the latest in another long line of blows for a Bulls team that, with each passing week of the 2016-17 season, appears to have deserved every one of them.