Greg Oden Out For Season

February 20 2012 at 7:27pm CDT By Ryan Raroque

An official press release by the Portland Trail Blazers announced that center Greg Oden will miss the season after undergoing micro-fracture surgery on his left knee. 

Trail Blazers general manager Chad Buchanan told reporters that while Oden's procedure was supposed to be minor, things took a turn for the worse. 

"Once the doctors were inside Greg's left knee, they unfortunately found articular surface damage and determined microfracture was necessary." 

The former number one pick has played a total of 82 games since being drafted in 2007, and this latest setback will certainly affect Oden's status as an unrestricted free agent this summer. If Oden plans to make a comeback, the 7'0'' center will have to find a team who will be willing to wait for him to recover.

Ben Golliver of the BlazersEdge.com tweets that Buchanan will consider releasing Oden to free a roster spot and apply for a Disabled Player's Exception. 

4 thoughts on “Greg Oden Out For Season

  1. “…this latest setback should certainly be a determinant in the type of contract Oden will be offered…”

    You mean not one at all, right? Sadly, this guy is done.

  2. Wow.. Yeah this has to be end of the road for him. I bet the trailblazers wish they could have a few mulligans! Him and Brandon Roy.. Ouch.

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