Dwyane Wade to play in NBA All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade said Friday that he will play for the Eastern Conference during Sunday's All-Star Game, but also noted it'll be a brief appearance.

Wade's status for the game was in jeopardy after he missed Miami's final two games this week prior to the All-Star break. He said he consulted Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and the Pacers' Frank Vogel, coach for the East squad, about his status for Sunday.

Wade sat out of Tuesday's win at Phoenix because of a migraine headache, then missed Wednesday's victory at Golden State because of a left foot injury, said to be "drop foot".

"It's back. It's not drop no more. It's back," Wade jokingly said Friday of the ailment that caused numbness.

Wade said he felt better when he arrived in New Orleans on Thursday and had a full range of motion Friday. He also said that the team trainer told him that the injury will go away on its own.

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The 10-time All-Star is joined on the East team by fellow Heat players LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

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