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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 11:29 am  |  19 responses

Ekpe Udoh Out 6 Months

This is not a good way to start in the NBA. Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News has the report: “Six months. That’s how long the Warriors announced rookie forward Ekpe Udoh will be out of action after successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. And that is six months per the Warriors’ schedule, which is usually the most-optimistic schedule. His wrist will be immobilized for 10 weeks, which means he will be just getting the cast off around the time camp starts. After that, starts rehab, which clearly the doctor thinks will take at least three months. That puts Udoh out until January, if everything goes according to plan. If recent history is any indicator (which it probably shouldn’t be because no one knows how well he heals), don’t expect Udoh back before the All-Star break.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    That sucks, I was expecting big things from him. Something about this injury reminds me of Brandon Wright.

  • WangChung

    Well, maybe GS will finally wise up and quit drafting malnourished string beans.

  • c_cantrell

    didnt like this pick in the draft.. now the guy they drafted over greg monroe wont even play til after monroe balls it up at the rookie challenge.. warriors will forever regret this ill advised decision

  • Nigel

    Man big man drafted to GS just can’t catch breaks.

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  • ConeyIslander

    SMH

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooooo

    He was already a questionable pick to begin with. Now your out six months, not a knee injury, but a wrist ? Is not like he’s a shooter ? Bust in the making. And i actully like him at Baylor.

  • LA Huey

    Smelled like a bust anyways. We won’t miss him.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Why draft a player who is just like Brandon Wright and plus they already had several PFs already in place. Teams and these stupid @$s decisions piss me off.

  • Atrain

    Yeah that sucks, thought he’d be a nice rookie addition this season. BUT, Warriors were not the right team, as others pointed out. He would have been a nice fit on the Pacers or Bucks

  • J-MAC

    Watched him play at Baylor a bunch and this guy is skilled. He is bout 7′ and put it on the floor and has nice mid range shot. He also led the Big XLL in blocks so his D is legit. Dont sleep on Udoh

  • J-MAC

    Led the Big XII in blocks

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    u’DOH! @kap, the warriors got rid of randolph and turiaf, so a big (thin) rotation of lee, biedrins, udoh, and wright was what they were going for. i guess. haven’t heard any news of tolliver on board for next year, but i wouldn’t mind him coming back now that udoh is gonna miss time.

  • http://www.hufsf.com Waylonakolipse

    Lee and Biedrins are the starters anyway and Wright is still better. So he would’ve been the 4th big man. I’m a fan of Tolliver, so this means he’s still in rotation.

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Udoh has many skills, defense being the top one. Has brandan wright played any defense? No, no he has not

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    He’s the front runner for this yrs “Oden Award”.

  • Lazarus

    why the hate on udoh? damn its an unfortunate circumstance. you cant no if injuries happen. its a part of sport. its a part of life. if you guys think hes a soft c0ck for being injured how bout you put in the effort to be an elite sports person, no way none of you have the mental capacity to last even with the talent. udoh is a baller and was by far the most versatile defensive big man in the draft. reminds me of kg defensively.

  • J-MAC

    ^ nuf said^

  • J-MAC

    @Lazarus- Udoh does kinda remind me of kg on D.

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