CHICAGO (AFP) - Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade will miss the rest of the NBA season after suffering a fractured elbow, the team confirmed on Thursday (March 16).
Wade damaged the elbow on Wednesday in the fourth quarter of Chicago's 98-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
A scan on Thursday revealed the extent of the injury, which means the 35-year-old shooting guard will play no further part in the Bulls campaign.
"Dwyane Wade's MRI showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. Wade will be out the remainder of the regular season," the Bulls said on Twitter.
Chicago are currently 32-36 for the season, languishing just outside the Eastern Conference playoff spots in 10th place overall.
Wade has averaged 18.6 points, 3.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds a game this year.