Blazers: Greg Oden Underwent Successful Microfracture Surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced via press release that center Greg Oden has undergone successful microfracture knee surgery.

GREG ODEN UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden underwent successful microfracture surgery today on his left knee, it was announced by General Manager Rich Cho.

Oden, 22, will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season.
 
"We are pleased that Greg's surgery went as planned and we are here to support him fully in his rehabilitation," said Cho. "I have a great deal of confidence that Greg will work hard and do all that is asked of him in order to get back on the court."

Dr. Richard Steadman performed the surgery with assistance from Trail Blazers orthopedic surgeon Dr. Don Roberts at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian writes that the surgery "is expected to sideline [Oden] between six and 12 months." 

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Oden and his agent, Bill Duffy, are aiming for a nine month recovery timetable, which would make Oden available for the start of training camp next fall.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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