Tuesday , Jul , 10 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Oden to have tonsils removed

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) – Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the
top pick in this year’s NBA Draft, will reportedly have his tonsils removed
within the next three of four days.

A trip to the dentist Monday revealed Oden’s tonsils to be extremely swollen,
according to a report in The Oregonian. A final decision has yet to made,
but Oden most likely undergo a tonsillectomy later in the week, bringing an
end to his summer league season after just two games.

Oden recorded six points, two rebounds and 10 fouls in his summer league debut
before posting 13 points, five rebounds, four blocks and nine fouls in his
second game.

The seven- foot center averaged 15.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in
one season at Ohio State before Portland made him the No. 1 pick in the 2007
draft.

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