Ostertag leaves hospital
Dallas — Utah center Greg
Ostertag was released from Baylor University Medical Center on Sunday
afternoon, just three days after the former Kansas player donated a kidney to
his younger sister.
Hall, 26, who was also listed in good condition, has had type 1 diabetes since
she was 7. Her kidney problems began three years ago.
determined in March that she needed a new kidney, and her brother tested
positive as the perfect donor.
left the hospital in good health and good spirits, a hospital spokeswoman said.
of career-threatening complications are low. Ostertag, 29, should be able to
report to training camp on time, surgeon Butch Derrick said.
7-foot-2 Ostertag will try to become the second player in three years to return
to the NBA with only one functioning kidney. Sean Elliott went back to the San
Antonio Spurs after getting a kidney from his brother in March 2000. His two
diseased kidneys were not removed.