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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Festus Ezeli to have season-ending knee surgery

Maybe we didn't sign him because Luke had some inside knowledge.

http://www.nba.com/article/2016/12/17/report-portland-trailblazers-center-festus-ezeli-may-need-season-ending-surgery
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject:

I think Festus just fouled Lebron James again.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject:

Bummer, I hate to see these young players with injuries.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject:

lakers0505 wrote:
I think Festus just fouled Lebron James again.


What?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject:

Festivus for the rest of us...!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/05/report-festus-ezelis-upcoming-knee-surgery-to-involve-cadaver-donor/

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Report: Festus Ezeliís upcoming knee surgery to involve cadaver donor


There are a lot of NBA players who have had knee surgery, maybe even a majority. Itís commonplace.

However, the upcoming surgery for Festus Ezeli ó who has yet to set foot on a court for the Portland Trail Blazers this season following an original knee surgery last summer ó will be something different. At least for an NBA player. Itís going to involve a cadaver donor, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN.

The procedure will involve the use of a cadaver donor, league sources said. Ezeli has sought a donor for months, sources said, but due to his 6-foot-11 stature, finding a matching donor was problematic.

A donor was recently submitted, sources said, thus the reason for Ezeliís pending surgeryÖ.

It is unknown exactly how long the recovery process will be, but one source said it could take up to a year.

The report says no known NBA player has ever had this surgery. Carson Palmer, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, had this done when he was with the Bengals and has bounced back. However, itís a different sport and role, plus Palmer is not exactly known as the most nimble and quick of quarterbacks (to put it kindly).

Ezeli is just 27, so he could miss time and still play for years afterward (and big men get plenty of chances to prove they can play because athletic 6í11Ē guys such as Ezeli are rare).

Portland has a $7.7 million team option on Ezeli for next season. With the addition of Jusuf Nurkic, who has played better than expected since arriving in Portland, it is very possible the Blazers will let Ezeli go this summer.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject:

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Report: Festus Ezeliís upcoming knee surgery to involve cadaver donor


There are a lot of NBA players who have had knee surgery, maybe even a majority. Itís commonplace.

However, the upcoming surgery for Festus Ezeli ó who has yet to set foot on a court for the Portland Trail Blazers this season following an original knee surgery last summer ó will be something different. At least for an NBA player. Itís going to involve a cadaver donor, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN.

The procedure will involve the use of a cadaver donor, league sources said. Ezeli has sought a donor for months, sources said, but due to his 6-foot-11 stature, finding a matching donor was problematic.

A donor was recently submitted, sources said, thus the reason for Ezeliís pending surgeryÖ.

It is unknown exactly how long the recovery process will be, but one source said it could take up to a year.

The report says no known NBA player has ever had this surgery. Carson Palmer, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, had this done when he was with the Bengals and has bounced back. However, itís a different sport and role, plus Palmer is not exactly known as the most nimble and quick of quarterbacks (to put it kindly).

Ezeli is just 27, so he could miss time and still play for years afterward (and big men get plenty of chances to prove they can play because athletic 6í11Ē guys such as Ezeli are rare).

Portland has a $7.7 million team option on Ezeli for next season. With the addition of Jusuf Nurkic, who has played better than expected since arriving in Portland, it is very possible the Blazers will let Ezeli go this summer.


There are still quite a few medical procedures which require a donor that isn't living....ever see those sobs stories on TV where this person needs a matching donor for a critical organ, often times they don't tell the public that somebody needs to die in order to get that organ.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
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http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/05/report-festus-ezelis-upcoming-knee-surgery-to-involve-cadaver-donor/

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Report: Festus Ezeliís upcoming knee surgery to involve cadaver donor


There are a lot of NBA players who have had knee surgery, maybe even a majority. Itís commonplace.

However, the upcoming surgery for Festus Ezeli ó who has yet to set foot on a court for the Portland Trail Blazers this season following an original knee surgery last summer ó will be something different. At least for an NBA player. Itís going to involve a cadaver donor, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN.

The procedure will involve the use of a cadaver donor, league sources said. Ezeli has sought a donor for months, sources said, but due to his 6-foot-11 stature, finding a matching donor was problematic.

A donor was recently submitted, sources said, thus the reason for Ezeliís pending surgeryÖ.

It is unknown exactly how long the recovery process will be, but one source said it could take up to a year.

The report says no known NBA player has ever had this surgery. Carson Palmer, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, had this done when he was with the Bengals and has bounced back. However, itís a different sport and role, plus Palmer is not exactly known as the most nimble and quick of quarterbacks (to put it kindly).

Ezeli is just 27, so he could miss time and still play for years afterward (and big men get plenty of chances to prove they can play because athletic 6í11Ē guys such as Ezeli are rare).

Portland has a $7.7 million team option on Ezeli for next season. With the addition of Jusuf Nurkic, who has played better than expected since arriving in Portland, it is very possible the Blazers will let Ezeli go this summer.


There are still quite a few medical procedures which require a donor that isn't living....ever see those sobs stories on TV where this person needs a matching donor for a critical organ, often times they don't tell the public that somebody needs to die in order to get that organ.


My replacement ACL came from a dead person.
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