Chicago Bulls superstar Dwyane Wade suffered a season ending (and perhaps career ending) elbow injury.
The injury occurred late in the 4th quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies when his arm got twisted during a play between Grizzlies star Zach Randolph and 2 teammates.
An MRI revealed Wade had a small fracture and a sprain in his right elbow.
Wade's injury will cause the aging shooting guard to miss 25 games. With only 14 games remaining in the regular season, sports analysts doubt he will return in time for postseason play and they believe the 35-year-old's playing days may be behind him.
"It sucks," Wade said of his injury.
"It's unfortunate. It's not the way I would have written it, but it is what it is. I'll just move past it, I'll get better. No surgery. That's one thing that I'm happy about. And I'll just rehab it, get back on the court hopefully at the end of this year or [to start] next year."
Wade's former team, the Miami Heat, is one game behind the Bulls.
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