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Wade will miss entire road trip

MIAMI -- Miami Heat rookie Dwyane Wade will miss a six-game
road trip and could be sidelined until February because of a
bruised right wrist.

Wade, placed on the injured list Jan. 2, was examined Thursday
and fitted with a new cast. His status will be re-evaluated before
the Heat's next home game Jan. 20, and he could return just over a
week later.

"You're probably not going to take the cast off one day on your
shooting hand and play the next day," coach Stan Van Gundy said.
"Obviously, it's a lengthy period of time."

Wade understands he needs to make sure the injury heals
properly.

"I don't want to be coming in and out of the lineup," he said.
"When I come back, I want to be back."

Wade has been one of the NBA's top rookies, averaging 16.2
points and 4.4 assists.