Greg Oden Surgery

February 22, 2012 by staff 

Greg Oden Surgery, In what’s becoming a tragic annual tradition, Greg Oden’s faulty knees have once again failed him, with his left knee requiring recent microfracture surgery. If you’re keeping score at home (and if you live in Portland, who could blame you?), that’s three microsurgeries for the former number one overall pick since he entered the NBA in 2007.

It feels like just yesterday that the Blazers opted for Oden (despite a slew of head-to-toe injuries that plagued him in his one season at Ohio State) over Kevin Durant in the 2007 NBA Draft, and it feels so recent mostly because we have virtually no memorable images of Oden actually playing in NBA games during the nearly five years that have passed.

At the age of 24 (fill in “He is actually 54″ joke here), you have to wonder if Oden will ever see the floor in any meaningful fashion in an NBA game. Not surprisingly, the Blazers rallied around their big guy. From the front office…

“It’s hard to put into words the heartbreak for everyone involved, but especially for Greg. He’s a young man who has experienced a great number of physical challenges in his playing career and today is yet another significant setback for him,” Trail Blazers president Larry Miller said in a prepared statement. “We have a lot of empathy for Greg and his family during this difficult time.”
…to his teammates:

Shortly after the news about the latest surgery broke, Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge posted on Twitter: “Praying for my bro G.O. get better!”

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