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Dwyane Wade Injury Update: Heat Star Will Not Play Against Philadelphia

The Miami Heat (10-4) host the Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia 76ers (11-4) Saturday night, but they will have to do so without star Dwyane Wade. The news comes via the 76ers official team twitter feed:

UPDATE: @DwayneWade will not play in tonight's #Sixers vs. Heat match-up.
Jan 21 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Wade has battled through various injuries this season, and this sprained ankle is just the latest malady for the Heat star. He had missed the past two games because of this injury, after missing three games earlier in the month with a different foot ailment.

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