DWYANE Wade’s first season with the Chicago Bulls is over earlier than expected.
The Bulls announced on Twitter on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that the 35-year old star is out for the season after an MRI revealed that he sustained 'a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow.'
The three-time NBA champion, though, remained in high spirits despite the unfortunate news as shown by his post on his Instagram account.
“I've been trained to keep going, even when it's hard. When it hurts. When it sucks. When I don't want to. I LOOK PAST IT. Relentless forward progress to the finish. Call it what you want: Stubbornness, Endurance, Determination, Guts. DEEP DOWN, I don't know how to give up!!! #imastrongmofo,” he wrote on the caption.
In 57 games with Chicago, Wade averaged 18.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals. But he shot a career-low 43.4 percent from the field.
A native of Chicago, Wade joined the Bulls before the start of the season after playing 13 seasons with the Miami Heat. He signed a two-year $47.5 million contract after saying he felt unwanted and unappreciated by Heat president Pat Riley.
OFFICIAL: Dwyane Wade's MRI showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. Wade will be out the remainder of the regular season. pic.twitter.com/SzKwnysq1I— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 16, 2017