Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade will have surgery on his left knee and won't be able to play in the London Olympics.
Wade said tests done after the NBA Finals showed he needed surgery on the knee that had bothered him throughout the season.
"While every part of me wants to be in London, I need to take this time to do what's best to improve my health and allow me to continue to play the game I love," Wade said in a statement released by USA Basketball.
Wade spoke with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski to tell them personally he wouldn't be able to play next month.
Krzyzewski, who coached the U.S. team to a gold medal in Beijing four years ago, when Wade was the team's leading scorer, said he was supportive of the guard's decision and hoped for his speedy recovery.