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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dean Wade injures ankle, delaying return

Wade has been out for five weeks with a shoulder injury.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dean Wade’s return from a shoulder injury is going to take a little bit longer, but not because of his shoulder.

As reported by’s Chris Fedor, Wade injured his ankle when he landed on someone while working out. The session, per Fedor, was a 1 vs. 1 session. Prior to the ankle injury, Wade was close to a return after missing the last five weeks with a left shoulder sprain. He was injured on Dec. 2 against the Orlando Magic, leaving the game and not returning.

“It’s not a long-term thing, but obviously it’s a minor setback,” Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Thursday, per Fedor. “We will continue to work through it. Hopefully long term it allows the shoulder to heal even more. Then we won’t have to worry about these things anymore with him.”

Wade also missed six games earlier this season prior to the shoulder injury due to a knee infection. An updated timetable for his return is not known at this time.