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.

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