Feb 8, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) controls the ball during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Dwyane Wade May Not Play in All Star Game

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been plagued by injuries for the last few seasons, and the latest may keep him from playing in the NBA All Star game this weekend in New Orleans.

In speaking with Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the fan-voted starter Wade told him that his status for this weekend is up in the air due to a foot injury.

The 10-time All-Star said he had numbness in his left leg in warm-ups before the game after “the nerve kind of shut down” and kept him from having feeling in his left foot. Wade said his injury was “drop foot,” also known as foot drop, which causes an inability to lift the front part of the foot.

“It’s one of the most bizarre things…,” Wade said. “Hopefully, the numbness wears off more and more as it started to do throughout the game and throughout the rest of the night. By [Thursday] hopefully it subsides and we will go from there.”

“First I want this to calm down a little bit and get back to feeling regular and I will go from there,” Wade said. “… We will see. I’m not optimistic. I’m not pessimistic. I just want to get better.”

If Wade can’t go this Sunday, the NBA will pick his replacement on the Eastern Conference roster. His replacement in the starting lineup would then be chose by Eastern Conference head coach Frank Vogel.

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