Friday , Oct , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Greg Oden Leaves Przybilla Needing Stitches

People expect Greg Oden to wreck havoc on centers around the league when the regular season tips-off in a couple weeks, but not his own teammate on a Thursday night in an open run.

Portland Trail Blazers reserve center Joel Przybilla took an elbow over the right eye from Oden during an open scrimmage at Cleveland High School in southeast Portland and needed about four to five stitches to close the wound.

"Joel is fine. Greg went up for a rebound and went down on his head," head coach Nate McMillan said after the full-court hour long scrimmage.

"He’ll have a few marks for a few days."