The career of center Greg Oden for the Portland Trailblazers is being threatened by a third microsurgery on his knees. Normally, a first microsurgery is a career ender. No NBA player has ever returned from a third surgery and ever played again. All of this is more likely than not to spell an end to Oden’s career. Oden probably will announce his retirement from the Blazers in the near future based on the latest bad news about his health. Although, well loved at home by fans, injury issues have always been a major topic of discussion when Oden’s name was brought up. Now, these health issues are likely to result in a career ending discussion, just not a sideline issue.
For now, Oden is only signed through the rest of this season. Likely, it will be his last. At the age of 24, his career likely is over. It’s a very sad end for the player who never really got to live out hi s full potential as a player. His best years were when he played 82 games between the ages of 21 and 22. Now, that seems like a million years ago.