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Wade out until season opener (and a catalogue of other Heat injuries)


Patience is a virtue. Oh, it sucks, I’m with you there Heat fans. But you need to develop some, so think of it as a virtue.

Because you are not going to see Dwyane Wade back on the court until the season opener Oct. 26, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

“That’ll be tough. We don’t want to rush it,” (Heat coach Erik) Spoelstra said. “If it was the regular season, possibly. We still have a lot of time. I know everybody’s saying it has to happen right now. But the most important thing is our health. We’ll be patient.”

It’s the right approach, you need to get this right so it isn’t a lingering thing into the season. It sucks, but it’s the right thing to do. Through the weekend Wade is not with the team, remaining in Chicago where he is expected to testify Monday in the custody case for his twin sons (his testimony was pushed back from Friday).

Spoelstra and the Heat have a catalogue of other injuries to watch as well:

• LeBron James sat out practice Friday with his tight hamstring but is expected to return on Saturday, in time for the open scrimmage the team hosts Sunday night. James said again if this were the regular season he would go.

• Point guard Mario Chalmers also sat out practice on Friday and may join Wade on the bench for the team’s final three exhibition games as he rests the ankle he sprained this summer. That ankle has not been right during camp.

• Point guard Carlos Arroyo was back from his groin strain and going full speed at practice Friday.

• Point guard Patrick Beverly was back and practicing after getting four stitches above his eye from a hit in Wednesday’s exhibition game against New Orleans.

• Center Jamaal Magloire was back practicing with the team after sitting out some time due to knee pain.