Oden Out for the Season September 13, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
After undergoing knee surgery on Thursday, #1 draft pick Greg Oden is expected to miss the 2007-2008 season.
Microfracture surgery was performed to repair the damaged cartilage in the knee, and Oden will be on crutches for at least 8 weeks. He is expected to make a full recovery within six to twelve months.
On Tuesday, Oden described having some pain in his knee on his personal blog:
On my vacation earlier this summer I got up off the couch and remember my knee having a sharp pain in it. That was about a month ago. I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t want to seem like I was complaining or making excuses for anything. Plus I wasn’t doing anything at the time I realized it hurt, so I figured it couldn’t be anything big.
Oden goes on to write that after a couple of weeks, the pain evenutally got so bad, that he had to tell someone. He and his mom had a doctor look at the swollen knee, and were told he would need surgery.
I was really looking forward to seeing Oden play. I think he was going to have a decent season and show flashes of the great player the Blazers think he can become. I’m curious to know if his season could have been saved if he had seen the doctor as soon as he began to feel pain in the knee. That two weeks of waiting probably only made it worse. We fans will just have to wait one more season to see Greg Oden in a Blazer uniform.