Dwyane Wade is recovering well from his knee surgery last month, the Associated Press reports.
Wade had surgery on his left knee on July 9, shortly after the Miami Heat won the NBA championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had been bothered by pain and swelling throughout the playoffs, and removed his name from consideration for the US Olympic team after it was determined he would need surgery. The shooting/point guard did go to London, however, but for a promotional appearance at NBA House for Gatorade and its sports science institute. He’ll also be heading to Switzerland for meetings with watch sponsors.
Wade told the AP’s Tim Reynolds,
“I feel good. Rehab is going very well. I’m happy with it. I’m more encouraged than I was, obviously, when I knew I had to get surgery.”
He also said he has no doubt in his mind that his teammate LeBron James and the rest of the US men’s team would win gold during the Games.
Recovery for the type of surgery Wade had is supposed to take about two months, so Wade should be back in action when training camp starts on October 1. After that, the Heat will start their season against the Boston Celtics on October 30.
Dwyane Wade has no intention of staying still before camp starts. First, he’ll be hosting a fantasy camp for people who want to live like NBA players. He is also expecting to do more intense training around September 1. After that, he’ll be embarking on a promotional tour for a book he wrote about fatherhood on September 4.