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On Tuesday night, #Dwyane Wade asked the #Cleveland Cavaliers to move him to the second team and JR Smith moved back in as the starting shooting guard. Wade not only felt that it would be better for the team but also would help him work through his early-season struggles. It worked, as Wade scored double-digit points for the first time this season but now bad news has come for the Cavaliers' superstar.

Cleveland Cavaliers injury report

Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reported that Dwyane Wade will miss tonight's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a knee contusion. Wade hurt his knee on a charge in the win over the Chicago Bulls, getting up slowly after the play.

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While JR Smith is the new starting shooting guard, this injury puts the Cleveland Cavaliers down another player early in the season.

The Cavaliers lost Derrick Rose to an ankle injury [VIDEO] and then lost their first game without him to the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers made some moves in their lineup when they moved LeBron James to the point guard [VIDEO] position for only the sixth time in his NBA career, but they excelled with James running the offense.

Derrick Rose will also miss the Brooklyn Nets game tonight, as he was already ruled out before the Dwyane Wade injury surfaced. This will put the Cleveland Cavaliers short-handed for the game with Jose Calderon backing up #LeBron James at the point while Iman Shumpert and Kyle Korver will back up JR Smith at the shooting guard spot.

Dwyane Wade injury history

At the moment, there is no reason for alarm when it comes to the Dwyane Wade injury.

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In the Chicago Bulls win, Wade scored 11 points with four assists and three rebounds. While this is a very steep drop from his average career performance, it was a huge step up from his first two games with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In those first three games. Dwyane Wade scored eight, four and five points, the first time he has ever gone three straight games with under double-digit scoring. His bruised knee will keep him out of the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets, but there is hope he will be back soon thereafter.

However, looking back at the 2013 NBA season, Dwyane suffered bone bruises, tendinitis, and more, that really threatened the Miami Heat's run to the NBA Finals. When looking at the Dwyane Wade injury history, it all started in 2007 when he missed an entire month with a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum.

He also missed the last 21 games of the 2008 NBA season due to knee problems and suffered knee ailments in 2012 that required draining in the playoffs. Just last season, an elbow injury derailed his return to the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland Cavaliers fans have to hope this isn't the start of something bad for Dwyane Wade.