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Dwyane Wade to Undergo Knee Surgery, Miss Olympics, AP Says

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his left knee and will miss the Olympics in London, according to the Associated Press.

The Miami Heat All-Star guard, who led the U.S. men’s basketball team in scoring during its run to an Olympic gold medal in 2008, told AP he called USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski today to let them know that he isn’t healthy enough to play in the games, which open July 27. Wade is in the process of scheduling the surgery.

E-mails seeking comment from Tim Donovan, a spokesman for the Heat, and Craig Miller, a spokesman for Colorado Springs, Colorado-based USA Basketball, weren’t immediately returned.

The 30-year-old Wade was limited by injuries to 49 of the Heat’s 66 games during the lockout-shortened regular season. He averaged 22.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists during the playoffs as Miami won the National Basketball Association title, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.

Wade’s left knee has caused him problems for years. He missed 21 games to end the 2007-08 NBA season as he recuperated from injuries to the knee prior to participating in the Beijing Olympics. He also had surgery on the knee in May 2007.

Wade played on the U.S. team that won an Olympic bronze medal in 2004.

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