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.