"He's not back yet... He's going to need seven games. He's going to need whatever time it is. We'll have to play it by ear."
In other words, the player wasn't fully healed, and Riley couldn't speak too soon about when he would be able to play a full game.
Source: Nance, R. (2007, April 10) Wade rejoins Shaq as playoffs loom; Heat didn't lose a step without star guard, USA Today, Sports pp. 3C.