By Joe Becker
Blazers Center Greg Oden hurt his left knee last night in a loss at Golden St. and missed the Rookie Challenge in Phoenix as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend. Oden bumped knees with the Warriors Corey Maggette early in the 4th qtr. Greg did return later in the game, but he felt some discomfort.
Oden underwent a precautionary MRI today. The Blazers released a statement saying that the MRI Revealed some swelling and a chip fracture of the patella. It was not the same knee that cost Greg to miss all of last season.
Oden did practice with the rookies today in Phoenix and is listed as day to day. Greg will be re-evaluated when he returns to Portland.