Wade goes through workout, Friday status unclear

Heat guard Dwyane Wade hopes his deeply bruised right thigh will allow him to play Friday night when Miami hosts the Charlotte Bobcats.

Wade, who did not play in Wednesday's 90-85 loss to Milwaukee because of the injury, went through a workout Thursday. He got hurt in the first half of Sunday's win against New Jersey, though returned for the second half of that game.

Pain and soreness continued settling into Wade's leg Monday and Tuesday.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the team will know on Friday if Wade can play, saying the decision will hinge in part on how the 2006 NBA finals MVP feels after the workouts.

Wade is the NBA's No. 3 scorer this season at 25.7 points per game.