Hassan Whiteside’s knee surgery is a success

Kings just announced that Hassan Whiteside underwent successful knee surgery:

SACRAMENTO, CA —- Sacramento Kings’ center Hassan Whiteside underwent successful surgery this morning at the UC Davis Medical Center to repair a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee. Dr. Richard Marder performed the surgery. Whiteside will miss four to six months of action and should be available by the start of the Kings’ 2011-12 Training Camp.

So Hassan Whiteside’s rookie campaign has ended with two minutes of play and two personal fouls.

It’s good to know the surgery was successful, but I have to wonder if the added muscle over such a short period of time was just too much for Hassan’s body frame to properly handle. According to him on Media Day, he put on 25 lbs of muscle during the summer. He looked jacked before the season started. But maybe it was way too much and a bad decision.

It’s not the same situation but you look at Greg Oden getting much bigger after his first knee surgery, putting on a lot of muscle and now his career is basically being eulogized before it really started. Now, Hassan has to come back from a big knee surgery. Hopefully, he tries to get lighter and smarter with his body so he can avoid season-ending surgeries like this.


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