Greg Oden Is Done, but the Portland Trail Blazers Are Not

December 8th, 2009 by Alex Tichenor Leave a reply »
When I woke up on the Sunday morning of Dec. 6, I thought it would be just like any other day. Wake up, go to church, and then watch NFL the rest of the day. However, when I looked up the box score for the Blazers-Rockets game, I quickly realized that today would not be a good day, not at all.

At first glance, when I saw the score of the Blazers game, I was joyous. A one-point victory to break a three game losing streak! Then I looked at Oden's stat line, the one I am routinely most interested in, to see if Oden had continued his strong play this season. Then I saw it.

He had only played four minutes. I thought "Okay, maybe he just had very bad foul trouble." I looked at the number of fouls he committed. One. My heart immediately sunk. Greg Oden, once again, was injured.

I begged, "please don't be the knee, please don't be the knee, don't let it be serious, don't let it be serious."

Fractured knee cap, will require surgery, likely out for the season.

Two days before the day America was bombed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, the Trailblazers and their former number one overall draft pick had had emotional and physical bombs dropp ...

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