Oden to have arthroscopic knee surgery

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    First tonsils, now knees and he hasn't even played one regular season game. Maybe the Pistons can trade for him and have Arnie fix him up. LOL

    Oden to have arthroscopic knee surgery - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

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    Another trip to the Orthodontist?
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    this guys are all so messed up, that's crazy. Some time ago I read an article that said that there are tons of former athletes who can't even get out of bad before they received some medical treatment each morning (for instance Marc Girardelli, former skiing star)
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    Any idea where that article is, Ralphi? I could use it for a class I teach.
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    Jim Otto is another famous athlete from the prior generation who has had the same problem and worse for most of his life.

    A real tragedy, but the fame and the money are in front of them and the long term affects to their body not even in their minds at the time that they are destroying their bodies.

    I can't really say I fault them. Fame and money are very alluring when you are young, especially when you throw in the opposite gender adoration.

    American football and hockey are the worst, especially football.

    Jim Otto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I hope the guy's not gonna fall apart before his career has even begun.
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    Oden is now expected to miss the entire season:

    ESPN - Oden's rookie season likely lost after knee surgery - NBA

    That really sucks. Someone should re-title this thread with the update.
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    That's really bad for the Portland. I wonder what do they think about trading Randolph now.
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    Sam Bowie anyone?

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    I thought Portland would make the playoffs...scratch that.
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    What a bummer.

    Is it possible that Stucky will end up being the best player from this draft in 4 years?
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    Not necessarily.

    Oden misses the entire year. The TB's finish with the worst record or near to it again this year, and unless they have traded away their first round pick, they could get another top 3 pick again this year.

    That means that next year they would have two of the top picks in the country from the preceding two years.

    Of course if you are a TB season ticket holder, they are thinking along with you that it is indeed a bummer.

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    The microfracture is tough to fully come back from. It is a bad sign that he has it after such little play.
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    I wonder what other players had the same type of the injury and how they came back.
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    I am looking at it from the perspective of the ticket holders and team trying to sell tickets. Who is going to go watch that team? Not may I assume.
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    NBA.com The First Steps to Coming Back

    It looks like those are mostly smaller players. I wonder how big guys recover.
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    Deja vu with Sam Bowie is right, especially if 3 years from now Kevin Durant turns out to be the 21st century version Jordan or Magic.

    In addition to Oden and Bowie, two of their previous top picks, Mychal Thompson and Bill Walton both had knee issues too. can't wait to hear Walton's spend on this.......well maybe I can.:)

    As reported, Oden had arthroscopy and a micro fracture surgery this morning and will be out 6-12 months according the the news conference by the Blazers brass Nate McMillan and GM Kevin Prtchard. He had the dreaded articular cartilage damage in his right knee, but it wasn't career threatening.

    Pritchard said that Oden apologized to him at least 20 times feeling that he had let the Blazers down.

    T-Blazers have three 6/11 guys and 7'1 Joel Pryzbilla to rotate in the center position until they figure out who is best suited to fill Oden's shoes.
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    I think one of our members mentioned last spring that they thought Oden was older than 19!!! Looks like he/she may have hit the nail on the head with their astute observation. (It wasn't me. LOL)

    I have a sense that this whole thing could get real ugly before it is done. If Oden is in fact older than 19 can the TB's sue his agent? Would he be guilty of misrepresentation?

    This could get ugly and very interesting before the story is put to bed.

    Damaged goods? - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

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    Oden looks like a very very old LeBron James.
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    What if he just ages quickly?

    Since he grew up in this country, it would be hard to fudge his age by more than a couple of years. They would have noticed in 1st grade if he would have been 12 for instance. So, even if his age is wrong, he would still be in his low 20's, which would not account for his body breaking down like this.

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