Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is hoping to avoid offseason surgery, but dealing with both a nasty bone bruise and chronic arthritis – it’s not going to be easy.
Wade, who was a shell of his former self during the 2012-13 NBA playoffs (and for a large part of the regular season) told USA Today that he hopes he can avoid the operating table with just good old fashioned rest.
Per Wade, via USA Today:
He was asked after Thursday’s Game 7 if he ever thought about taking any games off.
“No, I never considered it,” he said. “I’m about gutting it out. I talked to my knees today. We had a conversations. I told them, listen, both you guys, if you can give me one great game, I’ll give you a great summer.”
Does that include surgery?
“Hopefully, no surgery,” he said, knocking on the table. “Treatments, I hope. A lot of rest.”
Wade, who did miss games during the regular season earlier this month suggested that rest didn’t help him, though the difference between resting during the NBA season and resting during the offseason might yield a different result for the former Marquette talent. At least, that’s his hope.