Dr. LaPrade Performs Tissue Donor-Assisted Surgery on Portland Trail Blazers’ Festus Ezeli

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Robert LaPrade, MD, of Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic will finally operate on Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli’s knee after a cadaver donor was found, according to ESPN.

Here are five things to know:

1. Dr. LaPrade will perform the surgery at Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic.

2. Mr. Ezeli’s 6-foot-11 stature had stalled his donor search for months.

3. The recovery timetable remains unclear, although one source claimed Mr. Ezeli may return to the court in a year.

4. Mr. Ezeli has missed the entire season after recovering from off-season knee injections that included a bone marrow aspirate.

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