Found October 03, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade underwent surgery 11 years ago to remove the meniscus from his left knee. The procedure underwent when he was in college with Marquette, and looking back he told Brian Windhorst of ESPN.comthat the operation was a mistake."My knee problems and the things I've dealt with started from that," Wade said. "That was [11] years ago and technology was different and the way you approach things was different. At that moment, if everyone looked ahead and said, 'Dwyane's going to have a 20-year career, maybe we should do something different,' maybe I wouldn't have [knee issues]. At that time it was to get me back on the basketball court and do what is best."The surgery occurred following his sophomore season at Marquette, and the goal of the procedure was to get him back on the court as soon as possible. In hindsight, Wade admits that perhaps a more long-term approach would have been appropriate. If one had been taken, he may not be having the knee issues he’s facing now.Wade compared his injury to the one suffered by Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. In Westbrook’s case, the meniscus was salvaged."When Westbrook had his injury, they kind of saved his meniscus," Wade said. "Mine was taken out, and that opens you up to having certain knee injuries and problems, so that's what I've had to deal with. We have a great training staff and we have great doctors. Whatever way you look at it, I'm going into my 11th season, there's lots of guys who haven't made it this far."Wade required surgery on his left knee in 2012, and he battled tendinitis and bone bruises last season. He’s received treatment to help his tendinitis, but he’s likely to receive rest throughout the regular season as a way of protecting him for the playoffs.Follow @hoopsinjurynews

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