Portland Trail Blazers fans have been waiting a long time for this night, and unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. I'm talking about the NBA debut of the team's number one (overall) draft pick from a season ago, Greg Oden. The big man missed all of last season with a knee injury, and after waiting an entire season to play in his first game, he lasted just 12 total minutes in the team's season opener before leaving with a sprained foot.
Oden was scoreless on the night, going 0-4 from the field while looking generally clunky all around. After the game, Blazers' coach Nate McMillan discussed the injury, and obviously is hoping it's not too serious.
You can see video of the coach's comments, after the jump.
Some of that audio was tough to hear, so here's basically what McMillan was saying there: The G*d damn plane has crashed into the mountain! Seriously. This team is not going anywhere without a healthy Oden contributing mightily for the majority of the season. Now, the X-rays were "inconclusive" and the MRI will happen tomorrow. But Oden was seen roaming the Staples Center tunnels with a large boot on the foot -- and that can't be a good sign.
Greg Oden Leaves With a Foot Injury, Plays Just 12 Scoreless Minutes In Season Opener originally appeared on NBA FanHouse on 2008-10-29T04:45:00+00:00. Please see our terms for use of feeds.