Being 31 years old and suffering from “chronic arthritis” isn’t a good sign, but it’s something that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has been dealing with.
The former Marquette talent has had a well documented “bone bruise” injury throughout the 2012-13 playoffs and dating back during the regular season, but the chronic arthritis was kept more quiet until famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Klapper opened up about it on Twitter.
Dwayne Wade’s knees are both chronic arthritis in one and acute bone bruise in the other. Treatment is DIFFERENT for each. Heroic effort!
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Klapper has performed many operations on famed athletes and apparently has knowledge, either first hand or from another doctor about Wade’s condition which is a pretty scary one if you’re looking towards the future.
The diagnosis of chronic arthritis isn’t going away – in fact – it’s simply going to progress and could become so bad, it may force Wade to hang up the sneakers much earlier than he’d like to.
So while not heroic, as Klapper puts it, it’s certainly shows heart from Wade and gives a better explanation to his roller coaster of a season and playoff run.