Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem played through much of the second half of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee, an injury that will require offseason surgery, according to The Associated Press.
Haslem announced the injury and upcoming procedure. Even after going under the knife, Haslem expects to be ready for training camp this fall.
"It forces me to be smart and take my time with recovery this summer," said Haslem, who just completed his 10th NBA season, all with Miami. "Obviously, I don't heal like I used to so I've got to be a lot smarter and this forces me to be smart. My body's a little weary right now, a lot more weary than it was after last year."
Despite the injury, Haslem appeared in 75 regular-season games this year for the Heat, averaging 3.9 points per contest. Haslem went on to play in 50 games, including the playoffs, following his knee injury.