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Rodney Hood Undergoes Successful Surgery

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The Trail Blazers report that Hood’s Achilles repair is complete. He has no timetable for return.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have reported that swingman Rodney Hood has finished surgery on his Achilles tendon, ruptured on December 6th in a game versus the Los Angeles Lakers. No timetable is set for Hood’s return but the first step in the process is complete.

Here is the official press release:

PORTLAND, Ore. (December 11, 2019) – Trail Blazers guard/forward Rodney Hood underwent successful surgery today to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon, it was announced by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Hood suffered the injury at the 3:27 mark of the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 6.

There is no timetable for his return to basketball activity. His status will be updated as appropriate.

In 21 games (all starts) this season, Hood averaged 11.0 points (50.6% FG, 49.3% 3-PT, 77.8% FT), 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.81 steals in 29.5 minutes per game. His shooting percentage, three-point percentage and rebounding average were all career highs. At the time of the injury, Hood ranked fourth in the league in three-point percentage and 25th in field goal percentage.

Hood took to Instagram to offer this message to Portland fans:

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everyone who sent prayers up for me. Today was a successful surgery and I’m excited about this process. Every text, call, post, edible arrangement, etc meant the world to me! The support has been unreal. One thing I’ve never done is ask Why. I know I’m built to get through this. All positive vibes this way!