- Associated Press - Thursday, November 4, 2010

PORTLAND, ORE. (AP) - Portland Trail Blazers center Fabricio Oberto has abruptly retired because of a previously diagnosed cardiac condition that caused heart palpitations.

Oberto, in his sixth NBA year, was signed by the Blazers a day before the start of the season to help the Blazers while centers Joel Przybilla and Greg Oden heal from knee surgeries.

Oberto experienced dizziness in Portland’s game against Milwaukee on Nov. 2. He said Thursday he wanted to put his health and family in front of basketball.

The Blazers also announced Thursday that rookie guard Elliot Williams would have surgery to repair a dislocated right patella.

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