Dwyane Wade Undergoes Successful Surgeries
The Miami HEAT announced today that All-Star guard Dwyane Wade underwent a pair of successful surgeries this morning at Baptist Doctors Hospital of Miami. The procedures entailed a repair of his dislocated left shoulder and a debridement and repair of his left patella tendon. Both surgeries were performed by HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick. No timetable has been set on Wades return to action.
Despite missing a total of 31 games due to injury this season, Wade led the HEAT in scoring average (franchise-record 27.4 ppg), points (1,397), field goals made (472) and attempted (962), free throws made (432) and attempted (535), assists (384) and steals (107). He ranked 13th in the NBA in free throws made, 16th in free throws attempted, 31st in field goal percentage (.491), 41st in field goals made and 51st in field goals attempted. His franchise-record 27.4 ppg scoring average would have ranked fourth in the NBA, although he did not play enough games to qualify in that category. In addition to setting a career high in scoring average he also established single-season highs in free throw percentage (.807) and three-point field goals made (21) and attempted (79). The 64 versatile guard, who earned All-NBA honors (Third Team) for the third straight season, topped the HEAT in scoring a team-high 43 times, in assists on 39 occasions, in steals 32 times, in minutes in 31 contests, in blocks 13 times and in rebounds twice.