What exactly Wade hurt is unclear at the time – he was favoring either his hip or lower back en route back to the locker room. Wade was injured on an offensive series after drawing contact and falling to the ground.
It’s fair to assume that Wade will be back out for the second quarter, but the extent of Wade’s injury is unknown. Wade did leave the court under his own power, though, so I don’t think we’ll be seeing any Paul Pierce-esque dramatic return.
Mario Chalmers replaced Wade for the Heat.