Oden has another knee surgery

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

In not so surprising news today Greg Oden of the Portland Trail Blazers had another knee surgery. This procedure was considered minor as it was arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to clean out debris. What’s worse though is that it was also announced that Oden has a blood clot in his left ankle as well.

The Portland Trail Blazers have made it known that center Greg Oden will undergo an arthroscopic procedure later today in Vail, Colo. to remove debris from his right knee.

“It’s accurate that they found a blood clot in Greg’s left ankle,” Chad Buchanan said. “Out of respect for Greg, I don’t want to release further details but up we have the utmost confidence in the doctors in Vail that they will do what’s right for Greg.” (Comcast SportsNet Northwest)

What amazes is that with the amount of issues he’s had with his legs people still expected to see him on the court. Before this surgery the Blazers were hoping to get him back by the end of the season. They hoped so much that he was paid $8.9 million for the 2011-12 season.

Once the summer hits Oden will become an unrestricted free agent, my thinking is he’ll get no offers. I don’t see how any team would be willing to spend any money on him even at the league minimum.

There’s no way any team will be able to get insurance on him and I don’t see how anyone would risk having to pay all those medical bills. Especially when you consider that he’ll most likely never play at the level of a #1 overall draft pick.

So sad to see so much talent go to the waste as it has, especially when it’s health related.

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