Fabricio Oberto retires due to coronary problems

The Argentine center Fabricio Oberto announced on Wednesday November 3, 2010 to the authorities of the Portland Trail Blazers his retirement from basketball coronary problems , after this NBA franchise hired him 15 days ago for the current season of the US league. The reasons for his retirement are due to the recurring problems of cardiac arrhythmia that have been affecting it for more than a year. The first official communication came from the Portland website itself, and although their health problems were known, the recent contract with the Blazers seemed to have left behind those limitations to play. "I made this decision to put my health and my family in front of basketball, I retire because of my recurring cardiac arrhythmias ", confirmed the player himself, the last act of these episodic arrhythmias he lived it Oberto on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, when he suffered dizziness during the last 3 minutes and 55 seconds he had played in front of Milwaukee Bucks of his compatriot Carlos Delfino. The Blazers won by 90 to 76 and their contribution in that short time on court only recorded a rebound for statistics. Following those dizziness , the doctors of the Blazers had already forbidden to play the next game against Oklahoma, so the game against Milwaukee was the last of his prolific professional career, which saw him see Olympic champion and world runner-up with the Argentine national team, winning national leagues with "his" Athens, of Cordoba, as well like Spanish leagues and also an NBA ring with San Antonio Spurs next to the bahiense Emanuel Ginóbili. It should be remembered that Oberto suffered coronary problems with those of San Antonio Spurs (He was four seasons) and last year, when he was a member of the Washington Wizard, he had heart surgery.

Source: ESPN.com

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