Hollywood, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade will start on-court training this weekend, the first time since undergoing OssaTron shock treatment to both knees last month to address tendinitis.
The shock treatment has kept Wade from undergoing major surgery.
Nonetheless, he hasn’t done any basketball-related activities since the NBA Finals to rest his knees.
The 31-year-old missed one game in the playoffs due to bone bruises in his knee and was limited to a career-low 15.9 points per game in the postseason.
He expects to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29, when the Heat host the Chicago Bulls.
Wade refused suggestions to undergo a blood-spinning procedure in Germany that Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant and Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum have used to help their knee issues.
He argued that the procedure will not protect his knees from bone bruises, anyway.
Wade feels the need to be healthy became more imperative this coming season, especially with Eastern Conference rivals gearing up. Former MVP Derrick Rose will be back for the Chicago Bulls while the Brooklyn Nets added Andrei Kirilenko, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, as
The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks also revamped their respective benches.
He said that on paper this might be the most competition he’s ever faced in the Eastern Conference.
“This is going to be a tough year for us,” said Wade about the challenge from the East. “We’re walking into uncharted waters.”