D.J. to have surgery, miss four to six months

  • 10/10/2008 9:18 am in

djwhitestems.jpgEveryone’s favorite Hoosier of the last decade, D.J. White, will miss four to six months following surgery to remove a benign growth from his jaw:

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie forward D.J. White will undergo surgery to remove a benign growth from his jaw and will miss at least four to six months, the team announced Thursday.

Team physicians will perform the procedure next week and, as a part of the operation, doctors will take a bone graft from the 6-9 White’s hip to mend the bone in his jaw.

Not that surgery is ever good news, but let’s be thankful that the growth is benign and hope that D.J. makes a full recovery. He probably wouldn’t have gotten much clock for the Thunder this season, but the young man must be disappointed to have his NBA career kick off this way. Get well soon, D.J.

Filed to:

  • junkman

    All the more reason why being a first round pick and having the money guaranteed is so important…

    Good luck and get well…

  • hoosier07

    GET WELL SOON!!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Man, that stinks. I hope he has a full recovery. As was already noted, that's an unfortunate case of bad luck from a career standpoint, but from a life standpoint, at least it was benign.

    D. J. will still work his butt off however he can to get better.

  • junkman

    All the more reason why being a first round pick and having the money guaranteed is so important…

    Good luck and get well…

  • hoosier07

    GET WELL SOON!!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Man, that stinks. I hope he has a full recovery. As was already noted, that's an unfortunate case of bad luck from a career standpoint, but from a life standpoint, at least it was benign.

    D. J. will still work his butt off however he can to get better.