Oberto's Surgy Successful: Spurs Release Statement

Joe BendiezContributor IJune 8, 2009

SAN ANTONIO - MAY 11:  Fabricio Oberto #7 of the San Antonio Spurs goes up for a shot over Ryan Bowen #40 of the New Orleans Hornets in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2008 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.  The Spurs won 100-80.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Spurs organization releasd this statement.

San Antonio Spurs forward/center Fabricio Oberto underwent a successful Ablation procedure on 6/4. The procedure was done to correct the electrical system of the heart that was sending Oberto into Atrial Fibrillation. Oberto’s procedure was performed in Austin by Dr. Andrea Natale.

One week following his procedure Oberto will start a gradual, conservative cardiovascular exercise program. After four weeks and with his doctor’s approval, he may begin strenuous exercise.

As a Spurs fan, it's good to see a player that has much potential not get hurt too badly. We will definitely need Oberto in top shape for next season, and we'll need him in the rotation.

Fabricio is a strong asset to the team, and if he can improve his post play and become more consistent, he can be just as strong as any other center.

Alamo Advocate will keep you update on his status if anything does happen to pop up.


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