Portland’s Greg Oden suffers year ending knee fracture
Portland center Greg Oden will likely miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left knee cap Saturday night in the Trail Blazers’ victory over the Houston Rockets.
“He’s a strong kid,” said general manager Kevin Pritchard, visibly shaken by the latest injury to befall the 7-foot center. “He’s going to bounce back from this.”
Oden dropped to the floor clutching his left knee and grimacing after colliding with a driving Aaron Brooks midway through the first quarter.
Oden was almost immediately surrounded by trainers and physicians. The crowd at the Rose Garden stood and chanted “Oden! Oden!”
The game was stopped for some 7 minutes. Finally, Oden was gently moved to a stretcher and wheeled from the court. He underwent an MRI shortly thereafter.
The Blazers said Oden will need surgery. A timetable for his return was not immediately set.
Oden was averaging over 11 points a game with 8 assists before his injury. Hopefully Oden will bounce back, but one must be wary in predicting a comeback for the center. He has a history of foot and leg injuries.
- Portland Center Joel Przybilla out for the season
- Eight is Enough- Portland beats Golden State 105-89
- Never a calm moment- Portland defeats Los Angeles 107-98
- 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady suffers a knee injury
- Carolina Hurricane Goalie Cam Ward taken to hospital with a cut in his leg
- Terry Glenn Knee Injury Serious, Could Miss Season
- Miami Dolphin CB Will Allen charged with DUI
- Chicago Bulls take Derrick Rose with No. 1 pick in NBA draft
- Cleveland Pitcher David Huff Hit In Head During Freak Play
- Portland Guard Steve Blake has pneumonia
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
Comments are Closed