Another Knee Surgery For Oden

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Just the words Greg Oden, knee and surgery are enough to make us cringe these days.

Even though it’s supposed to be a routine, cleaning of debris, per the report from Jason Quick of the Oregonian, we can’t help but be a little nervous about Oden going in for his fourth knee surgery since he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 Draft.

It’s his right knee this time, but at this point, it’s a tough pill to swallow either way. More on what exactly he is dealing with this time from the Oregonian:

The right knee has not given Oden problems since 2007, when he had microfracture performed before the season started.

His left knee was the knee in question during his December visit in Vail, Colo., when the team deemed he had suffered a setback because of an issue with a non-weight bearing ligament in his knee.

Oden, who turned 24 last month, has not played in an NBA game since December of 2009, when he fractured his left patella. After rehabilitating from that injury, Oden never made it back, having to undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee in November of 2010.

How could a player blessed with so much potential be cursed with such bad injury luck is beyond our comprehension here at the hideout. You only hope that Oden recovers from this latest setback and one day has a chance to at least attempt to make more out of his career than the 82 games he’s played since coming into the league.

Unfortunately, we will all be left to wonder what might have been had this young behemoth ever stayed healthy enough long enough to do more than show flashes of being a challenger to the throne of being the best big man in the league.


  1. Andrew says:

    BTW He only accepted 1.5M of his agreement this year after discovering his problem.

  2. vicious bucking horse says:

    perhaps sign with phoenix after your contract is up. take advantage of the suns’ medical staff. if they still can’t do anything with your constant knee problems, it’s really time to hang your sneakers up.

  3. never alone says:

    oh blazers o blazers… sometimes money isnt the factor but luck is nd blazers just cant get ant of good luck at all

  4. ko0kiE says:

    omg blazers have really bad luck… but they should stop throwing out money and more important waste cap space (obviously paul allen has the pockets) they gave 9 mio. $ (only this year) to a player who will not play single game.

    and plz don’t tell me did not anticipate this considering the past two seasons.

  5. Tony says:

    Retire now so you team will be able to sign other players!
    Too mucho ego there

  6. Chico says:

    Wish him luck with his career and the surgery. Maybe he won’t have the opportunity to continue on the Blazers, but I hope he finds a team wishing to develop his talent. And I also hope to be the last time he gets injured this badly, it’s impossible to stay healthy all the time, but he deserves at least a rest from all this nightmare. He is really talented, but his body is not letting him play.