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 undergo a tonsillectomy to have his
tonsils removed on Saturday, July 14.

The procedure will be performed at the The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver,
Washington by Dr. Don Newell. The recovery time is expected to be between two
and three weeks.

Oden’s summer-league season comes to an end after just two games, while the
seven-foot center will miss the July 20-22 USA National team’s mini-camp in
Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.

Oden 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.