Oden undergoes knee procedure
By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Greg Oden has not played since last December, when he needed surgery on his left knee.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—The Trail Blazers say center Greg Oden underwent an arthroscopic procedure Friday to “remove debris” from his right knee, his fourth surgery since Portland selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft.
The often-injured 7-footer had microfracture surgery on the same knee before the start of his rookie season, forcing him to postpone his NBA debut for a year.
Since then, Oden has appeared in just 82 career games for the Blazers, averaging 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds.
Oden hasn’t appeared in a game for the Blazers in two years. He also underwent surgery for a fractured kneecap in late 2009, then early last season he had microfracture surgery on his left knee.
The latest procedure took place Friday afternoon in Vail, Colo. The Blazers said it was successful and that Oden remains out indefinitely.
i know he has been brought up before as whether or not to make a bid for him but- this should make it pretty clear that he isn't worth the almost certainty of missing whatever seasons you sign him up for. great talent but, his body is made of glass.