Re: Greg Oden
posted at 7/12/2013 9:26 PM EDT
Oden's knee(s) injury history:
Oden had microfracture surgery on his ailing right knee after the draft in September 2007 and missed the entire season.
Oden left his 2008 NBA debut with a foot injury after playing thirteen scoreless minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers. In February, 2009, he injured his left knee in a game due to a chipped knee cap.
In December, 2009, Oden injured his left knee again in the first quarter of a game. He was taken off the court on a stretcher. Later, he underwent surgery for a fractured left patella and missed the rest of the season.
In November, 2010, the team announced that Oden would have microfracture surgery on his left knee, ending his 2010–2011 season. The injury marked Oden's third NBA season cut short due to a knee injury.
In December, 2011, the Trail Blazers announced that Oden had suffered an unspecified "setback" that left them less optimistic about his ability to play in the 2011–2012 season. In February, 2012, Oden underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Oden was also scheduled for a procedure on his left knee similar to the procedure he underwent on his right knee. However, during the operation, further damage to the articular cartilage was discovered, and Oden underwent his third micro-fracture surgery. In March, 2012, Oden was waived by the Blazers.
He has appeared in only 82 of 410 games in his five season career.