Over the last ten years, many things have changed in our fair world and medical technology has increasingly gotten more advanced to fixing injuries within the human body.
Before he became a member of the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade had surgery to remove a meniscus in his left knee and now, it seems that he feels that he should have waited to do that according to some quotes he gave to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com:
“My knee problems and the things I’ve dealt with started from that,” Wade said. “That was  years ago and technology was different and the way you approach things was different.
“At that moment, if everyone looked ahead and said, ‘Dwyane’s going to have a 20-year career, maybe we should do something different,’ maybe I wouldn’t have [knee issues]. At that time it was to get me back on the basketball court and do what is best.”
Wade also made a comparison to Russell Westbrook’s current situation as he recovers from right knee surgery:
“When Westbrook had his injury, they kind of saved his meniscus,” Wade said. “Mine was taken out, and that opens you up to having certain knee injuries and problems, so that’s what I’ve had to deal with. We have a great training staff and we have great doctors. Whatever way you look at it, I’m going into my 11th season, there’s lots of guys who haven’t made it this far.”
Wade regrets 2002 surgery [ESPN Heat Index]
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