The Rookie Curse: Ekpe Udoh

July 13th, 2010 by Tim Case Leave a reply »
Just about every year we can expect one rookie of high potential to go down with an injury before the season starts, or in its early stages. We have seen it recently with Greg Oden of the Portland Trailblazers and last year with Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers. Now, we can add Ekpe Udoh to the list. As he is expected to have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.

He hurt his wrist during work outs on the 4th of July, and after two evaluations it was decided surgery would be needed. The post surgery recovery time on average is four to six months to recover, and another three or more months of rehab. Udoh will miss training camp and a possibility of missing most, if not all of the season.

The 6'10" power forward out of Baylor was the 6th round draft  pick of the Golden State Warriors. Udoh was ready to showcase his skills to his team, and the rest of the NBA.

He is a very efficient offensive player, having over half his offense come off post ups, isolation's, or offensive rebounds in one season with Baylor. Building his physical strength as well as his explosiveness will help him benefit at the next leve ...

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