Friday, February 13, 2009

Oden to miss Rookie/Sophomore game with sore knee

Doesn't sound like it's serious, but as a precaution, Greg Oden is not going to play in tonight's Rookie/Sophomore game due to a sore knee. From the press release
Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden (sore left knee) will miss the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam. Oden bumped knees with Golden State’s Corey Maggette during the fourth quarter of Portland’s 105-98 loss to the Warriors on Feb. 12. Oden is listed as day-to-day.
GO looked like he was feeling a bit of pain after the hit last night and he had the slight notice of a limp today at practice, so it's probably best that he sit this one out.

Bummer for the bigman though. I know he was looking forward to getting out there and putting on a show.


BRoyFTW said...

This is so stupid that Oden isn't playing.

MrM said...

he should have sucked it up and played. its a bumped knee big deal.

Rick_Dawg said...

Hey Casey, ESPN is reporting that Greg has a cracked patella. Can you find out if that's correct? I mean, that sounds pretty bad. How bad is this "sore knee?" Is it like last year when his knee swoll up and next thing you know, whoops, microfracture? If you could get some verification on the injury that would be great. Thanks.

Casey Holdahl said...

That report is correct Rick. An MRI showed a cracked patella on Greg's left (non microfractured) knee.