Houston Rockets center Akeem Olajuwon underwent surgery today to repair a blowout fracture of the bones around his eye.

The operation, considered a fairly common procedure, was expected to take about two hours.Olajuwon should be released from the hospital Tuesday and is expected to hold a news conference later this week.

Olajuwon was injured Jan. 3 against Chicago when Bulls center Bill Cartwright's elbow smashed into Olajuwon's right eye.