It was listed as personal reasons as Dwyane Wade missed shootaround early on Thursday in preparation for the game against the Utah Jazz. But now, it's been confirmed that Wade missed the game against the Jazz to attend to his son who was hospitalized.
UPDATE: Dwyane Wade will not be available for tonight's game vs Utah. Dwyane is with his son, who is in the hospital. He will be fine.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) November 12, 2015
Unfortunately, we don't know anything else. We don't know which son, and we don't know what the issue is that put him in the hospital. The only thing we do know is that he is going to be OK.
Wade was obviously excused by the team to attend to the family matter. This is Wade's first missed game this season. The Heat started rookie Josh Richardson in his place, Richardson's first career start.
We will keep you updated here with any new information that becomes available.
I didn't play 2nite because being a Father comes 1st for me but thankfully everyone is OK. so thanks 4 your concerns and prayers. Much Love— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 13, 2015