MIAMI, FL - JUNE 25: Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat shows off his championship t-shirt as he rides in a victory parade through the streets during a celebration for the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Heat beat the Oklahoma Thunder to win the NBA title. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade helped his team win an NBA championship while playing through a knee injury, but he opted to get surgery and begin rehabilitation rather than participate in the 2012 Olympics in London. Wade had been bothered with knee pain and swelling throughout the playoffs and needed fluid to be drained during the postseason.
The official Heat website announced on Monday that Wade successfully underwent surgery on his left knee. The procedure took 20 minutes and Wade will be able to begin therapy immediately. The surgery was performed by Heat team doctor Harlan Selesnick in Coral Gables, outside of Miami.
The Associated Press reports that Wade's rehabilitation is expected to take up to eight weeks, meaning that he should have no problem starting the season on time, as hoped.
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Dwyane Wade is fresh off winning an NBA title with the Miami Heat, but he will not be following it up by going for a gold medal this summer. Wade, who played banged up throughout the 2012 NBA postseason, has officially withdrawn from the U.S. men's national basketball team and will not be heading to the Summer Games in London.
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports that Wade contacted USA Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo and U.S. men's national team head coach Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday to inform them that he is withdrawing from the team. According to Reynolds, Wade will require knee surgery this offseason due to damage sustained over the duration of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season and playoffs.
The loss of Wade, who won gold in Beijing in 2008, is certainly a blow to the U.S. squad, but the roster is very deep in what may be the last year of a true basketball "Dream Team." The London Games will reportedly be the last time that NBA superstars over the age of 23 will head to the Olympics to represent the United States.
For more on Team USA as it gears up for the London Olympics, be sure to stay tuned to this StoryStream.
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Dwyane Wade may miss the 2012 Olympics due to a knee injury.
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Dwyane Wade broke out of a slump in a major way in Game 4 of the Miami Heat's series against the Indiana Pacers, with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists as LeBron James' cohort in the huge victory. Though the All-NBA guard wouldn't reveal anything in front of cameras, ESPN.com's Michael Wallace reports that sources say Wade had his left knee drained before Game 4.
Wade shot just 2-13 in Miami's Game 3 loss, leading to speculation about what caused the disastrous performance. With the knee revelation, the question now turns to whether he'll be healthy enough to help lead the Heat to a series victory. Even with Wade and James putting together huge performances on Sunday, Indiana remained within striking distance late.
Wade hadn't scored 30 points in a game since March 30 against Toronto, when he had 30 with six assists and zero turnovers.
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