Miami Heat superstar guard Dwyane Wade revealed that he recently underwent shockwave treatment, to deal with knee tendinitis that limited him considerably during last season’s run to the NBA title.
Wade admits that he’s still not feeling 100% yet, but says he’s confident that by Opening Night, he’ll be good as new.
Per the Sun-Sentinel:
Speaking before the start of his adult fantasy camp, Wade revealed that he underwent OssaTron shockwave treatment a month ago to deal with tendinitis. Wade said the results have largely been favorable, hopeful for similar relief to what he experienced after a similar round of treatment in 2007. “I had to take a month off after I did my treatment and this weekend will be a month to the day,” he said during an event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. “It’s the kind of treatment for tendinitis, certain areas in your knee.”
While Wade cited bone bruises for his limitations late in the season and during the playoffs, tendinitis behind his knee cap eventually became a prime concern. The Heat open training camp Oct. 1, with their regular season to open Oct. 29 at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Chicago Bulls. “Feeling a lot better,” Wade said at Thursday’s event, which included appearances by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry, comedian Kevin Hart and Indiana coach Tom Crean, who coached Wade at Marquette. “I’m not at ‘great’ yet. I’m feeling a lot, lot better. Right now I have to work on the strengthening part of it. So, I still have time before the season. By the time the season [starts], I think I’ll be as good as I’ve been.”
Health concerns aside, Dwyane Wade also addressed his future with the Miami Heat. Even with a potential contract opt-out next summer, not too surprisingly, the veteran guard wants to finish out his Hall of Fame career in South Beach:
“I’m not going to deal with it,” he said of the speculation that will envelop (LeBron) James. “I’m going to address it on media day and that’ll be the last time I address it. But obviously it’s a part of it.” He paused and smiled. “Everyone knows where I want to be,” he said, having spent all 10 of his NBA seasons in South Florida. “That’s what it’s all about to me, is making sure we focus on this season, winning this championship. I want to be in Miami and I have nothing else to talk about. So there won’t be no exciting news over here.”
The Miami Heat will have plenty on their plates next season, with a three-peat at stake, and the contract situations of the team’s three superstars up in the air. Dwyane Wade has begun to do his part to minimize the drama.