Dwyane Wade injury: Heat star working his way back

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The All-Star admitted to coming back too early.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade admitted he shouldn't have played against the Los Angeles Clippers last week because he aggravated his foot, according to Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel.

"I didn't do myself any justice playing in that (Clippers) game," Wade said after Monday's practice. "I could have used the extra rest, and maybe I could have been back by the Phoenix game on the road, or I really could be ready going into the game Wednesday (versus Milwaukee)."

After his setback, Wade is listed as day-to-day. The eight-time All-Star scored just six points in 29 minutes of action in the Heat's 107-100 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.

Without Wade since the Clippers game, the Heat are 2-0 with wins over the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he isn't sure if Wade will play Wednesday, but he did complete a full workout Monday, according to Richardson.

In eight games this year, Wade is having a down season. He's averaging 16.9 points per game on 47 percent shooting from the field. Wade hasn't averaged less than 22 points per game since his rookie season, when he averaged 16.2 points per game.

The Heat hosts the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Miami enters the game with an 8-3 record while the Bucks sport a 6-3 record.

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