http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/print_story.php?story_id=126348650228171100“I’m actually hoping, and saying my prayers, that I can come back before the end of this season,” says Oden, who underwent surgery on Dec. 7 to repair a fractured left patella.
What do the Blazers’ medical experts, including team doctor Don Roberts and trainer Jay Jensen, have to say about that? “They haven’t dismissed the idea,” Oden says.
General Manager Kevin Pritchard confirms Oden’s version.
“It’s possible, but you know, we’ll play this by ear, and we’ll be very cautious,” Pritchard says. “We’re not going to push. We’ll let it happen naturally and follow what the doctor orders.”
Oden’s knee is braced to keep him from bending it. He has just moved from walking with crutches to using a cane.