Thursday , Jan , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Abdur-Rahim has elbow surgery

=== Abdur-Rahim has elbow surgery ===

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Portland Trail Blazers forward Shareef Abdur-
Rahim underwent successful surgery Wednesday on his right elbow.

Abdur-Rahim, 28, is averaging 15.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in 23 games this
season. He has not played since January 2.

The Trail Blazers acquired Abdur-Rahim in a trade with Atlanta. He was
selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the first round (third pick overall) of
the 1996 NBA Draft before being traded to the Hawks.