Posted January 27, 2012

Dwyane Wade Will Return After Two-Week Absence With Sprained Ankle

NBA

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has been out for two weeks now with a sprained right ankle, but no longer. The team has announced that Wade’s a go for tonight’s showdown with the New York Knicks.

Wade injured the ankle in a Jan. 13 loss to the Denver Nuggets — he attempted to block a shot midway through the fourth quarter but landed awkwardly and couldn’t get up.

The star shooting guard has missed nine games this season. Surprisingly, the Heat are just 5-4 with Wade in the lineup but 8-1 without him.

Wade is averaging 19.6 points per game this season, his lowest figure since his rookie season, along with 5.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds.