Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/4/13
After his sophomore year at Marquette, Dwyane Wade decided to have the meniscus in his left knee removed. It was a decision made for expediency's sake, the Heat guard suggests now, and one he regrets. Wade, who has battled knee problems throughout his 10-year NBA career and had to receive regular knee treatments through the second half of last season and the playoffs, believes that procedure in college caused more long-term issues for him. "My knee problems and the things I've dealt with started from that," Wade told ESPN.com. "That was [11] years ago, and technology was different, and the way you approach things was different. At the 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 [these knee problems]. At that time it was to get me back on the basketball court and do what was best." The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions the knee , according to WebMD. The menisci ...
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