Greg Oden to have tonsils removed, finished with summer league
Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is scheduled to undergo a tonsillectomy to have his tonsils removed on Saturday, July 14.
Dr. Don Newell will perform the procedure at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Wash., and recovery time is expected to be between two and three weeks.
“Greg felt that this was the right decision to make in the interests of his health, and we support that decision 100 percent,” said Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard. “The sooner he gets the procedure done, the sooner he can get back on the court at full strength.”
Oden will miss the remainder of the 2007 NBA Summer League and will not participate in the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team training camp which is being held July 20th-22nd in Las Vegas.