Tuesday , Jul , 17 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Wade could miss start of 2007-08 campaign

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade’s recovery
from surgery may force him to miss the start of the upcoming season.

According to the Miami Herald, the Marquette product expects to miss training
camp and at least a part of the first month of the 2007-08 campaign.

The 25-year-old Wade underwent a pair of successful surgeries on May 15 at
Baptist Doctors Hospital of Miami. The procedures repaired his dislocated left
shoulder and a debridement and repair of his left patella tendon.

Wade injured his shoulder during a 112-102 loss to the Houston Rockets on
February 21 at the Toyota Center. He did return prior to the postseason, and
averaged 23.5 points, 4.8 boards and 6.3 assists in the opening round loss to
Chicago, which swept the Heat 4-0.

Despite missing a total of 31 games due to injury in 2006-07, Wade led Miami
in scoring, a franchise-record 27.4 points per game, assists (384) and steals
(107).

The 6-foot-4 Wade, who earned third-team All-NBA honors this past season, has
averaged 23.8 points, five rebounds and 6.4 assists in 264 career games, all
with Miami.

MIA