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Elbow Takes Out Wade: NBA Injury Analysis

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Dwyane Wade

The Bulls guard is done for the season after suffering a multifaceted elbow injury. Wade took a hard fall in Wednesday’s loss to the Grizzlies. He was initially diagnosed with a sprained elbow but further testing revealed an additional fracture at the injury site. The elbow is a hinge joint fortified by multiple ligaments that attach and surround the various bony projections in the area. Wade’s fall temporarily forced the joint out of alignment, spraining a ligament and breaking a bone in the process. If it is to a particular area, the fracture associated with this mechanism of injury can often require surgery.

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