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Greg Oden Is Aging at The Rate Of John McCain

Posted by Mike on October 29, 2008

Last night was the long awaited debut of 2007 #1 draft pick, Greg Oden. But, just two and a half minutes into his season, Oden got hurt, again. The Portland Trailblazers center is scheduled to have an MRI today, reports ESPN. If you saw any of this game, watching Oden hobble up-and down the court was reminiscent of the Acie Earl days in Boston. Is this man aging before our eyes ? Is he 20 going on 47 ? Oden missed all of last season due to a knee injury, and now just minutes into his NBA career he is hurt again. Is he going to be regulated to the same career as Sam Bowie ? The once bright future that Oden had, is now starting to look just a bit dimmer. More from ESPN:

Oden, sitting glumly on the trainer’s table, his right foot strapped into a walking boot, didn’t believe he’s any more vulnerable to injury than anyone else.

“It happens,” Oden said. “You’re out there, you’re playing, you’re battling. It happens.”

But get injured often enough, and you’re not playing or battling too much anymore. And that’s been the story with Oden so far. A one-year college career restricted to 32 games by a wrist injury. A rookie campaign wiped out by microfracture surgery on his right knee. And now a professional stat line that reads like this: 12:51 of playing time, five rebounds, two fouls, one blocked shot, 0-for-4 from the field, 0-for-2 from the line.

That’s right, one year and four months from the day he was drafted, he has yet to score his first NBA point.

Oden said he landed on Derek Fisher’s foot while going after a rebound. If only it were that simple. Players land on other players’ feet all the time and usually it’s nothing worse than a sprained ankle.

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