|Dwyane Wade To Miss London Olympics|
Dwyane Wade will miss next month's Olympic Games in London with news that he will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery that will sideline him for up to 6-8 weeks. The Miami superstar was clearly hobbled throughout the playoffs and had to have the knee drained on several occassions just to play, Wade missed 17-games during the course of the lockout-shortened season, although for a mutitude of injuries, and said the decision to miss the Games was the right choice for his career.
“While every part of me wants to be in London, I need to take this time to do what’s best to improve my health and allow me to continue to play the game I love,” Wade told Team USA. "Throughout the season, I struggled with a recurring knee issue, after the championship game, I visited with my doctors for a round of comprehensive medical tests, and the recent results dictate the need for surgery."
Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski supported Wade's decision.
“We’re totally supportive of Dwyane’s decision and hope that he has a full and speedy recovery,” Krzyzewski said. “He has been an amazing member of USA Basketball, playing in two Olympics, one world championship, and has served the USA in such an extemporary manner.
“We’ve loved having in our program, and we’ll miss him in London.”
|Last Updated ( Friday, 29 June 2012 13:37 )|