Statement From Dwyane Wade Regarding Surgeries

MIAMI - MAY 18, 2007 – All-Star guard Dwyane Wade underwent a pair of successful surgeries Tuesday morning performed by Miami HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick. The procedures entailed a repair of his dislocated left shoulder and a debridement and repair of his left patella tendon. No timetable has been set for Wade’s return to action. The following is a statement from Wade:

“I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this time. I have really appreciated the genuine support from my family, teammates, HEAT fans, the HEAT organization, my business partners and well-wishers around the globe. The HEAT have the best fans in the world and you have truly shown me some love.

The surgeries went well and I am now focused on the road to recovery. I decided to have both surgeries in one day so I could get the full rehab process started and return to the court as soon as possible.

I am feeling good, keeping my spirits up and looking forward to wearing a HEAT uniform again soon.”