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Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

Posted on: February 20, 2012 1:31 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2012 1:44 pm
 
Greg Oden will undergo yet another knee surgery. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver 

It's been just under five years since the Portland Trail Blazer made center Greg Oden the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. On Monday, Oden is set to undergo his fifth knee surgery during those five years.

The Blazers announced on Monday that Oden will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee in Vail, CO. Oden has not appeared in an NBA game since December 2007 and there is no timetable for his return.

Monday's surgery was expected. Back on Feb. 3, Oden underwent the same arthroscopic procedure on his right knee and Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan said at the time that doctors wanted to address his left knee as well.  

"He's still considered out indefinitely," Buchanan told CBSSports.com at the time. "Having this procedure on the right knee and the possibility of his left knee doesn't increase the likelihood of him playing soon."

This procedure and marks the third time Oden will have surgery on his left knee. He had left knee surgery in Dec. 2009 after fracturing his patella and he had microfracture surgery in Nov. 2010 to address an injury suffered during his rehabilitation process. 

Prior to undergoing the arthroscopic procedure on his right knee earlier this month, Oden had microfracture surgery on that knee in Sept. 2007.
 
In a statement posted on Facebook earlier this month, Oden said he would continue his rehabilitation.

"I'm sure you've all heard the news by now that I'm having a scope on my knee today," the statement read. "Unfortunately after months of intense rehab and training, the doctors discovered that a scope is necessary at this time. Thankfully this should be a quick recovery and I'll be back to training soon. I'm committed as ever to doing everything and anything to get back on the court and be a part of the team's success." 

Oden, 24, has played in 82 career NBA games, averaging 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

Comments

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:08 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

i would have liked to see him compete in the NBA with functioning knees, however



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:07 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

the funny part is that he has a 4 star trade value in 2k12.

then again, so does jonny flynn. 



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2012 8:54 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

     Concrete Charly you are corrct but they had the best record in the NBA the following year when Walton went down with 20 games to go.  Portland very well could have repeated with a healthy Walton and he was always injured after that time. 



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:32 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

No, the Blazers passing up on Michael Jordan and instead, taking Sam Bowie, will always and forever be the biggest mistake the Portland Trailblazers have made.



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

Ben,  
             Oden has appeared in a game since December 2007 first of all.   Second this is the saddest story for a player I've heard of in a long time.  He is talented and didn't become this bust because of not performing like Kwame Brown but because his body has just failed him.  I feel bad for this guy that for the rest of his life he will be the brought up as the biggest mistake the Blazers have made.  Blazer management can't be blamed for the selection but the training staff over the years have really made some big mistakes on injuries, and how to handle them.  Roy and Oden deserved more than what the blazer training staff gave them.  



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:24 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

Another reason to stay in college.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:23 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

This poor rich bastard!  Another surgery - another set back.  Is he related to the opposite of Benjamin Button?  he looked like he was 40 when he was drafted!  What a shame!  So much potenial - so much money - no return!



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:15 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

We also need to remember that Oden was 48 years old when he was drafted.  Not sure where he got that doctored up birth certificate.  Maybe it was his son's?

Old dudes break down quickly.  19 year old don't. 


NiceAbbie
Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:03 pm
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Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2012 6:48 pm
 

Greg Oden to undergo 5th knee surgery on Monday

First Jordan and now Durant.

It's possible those two will be considered the greatest to ever play (yes, I understand urant has a long way to go) were drafted directly behind the two biggest draft-day flops in the history of the NBA... BY THE SAME TEAM BOTH TIMES!


What are the odds?    


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