Thursday , Feb , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Nate McMillan Confused by Greg Oden’s Knee Problems

Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan has joined the ranks of the confused and curious in regard to Greg Oden’s injured left knee, which caused the rookie center to miss his fourth game in a row on Tuesday.
"I’m where everybody else is with it," McMillan said. "I get a daily update and we thought, everybody thought, that he would be moving by now, if not playing. But things just keep getting bumped back."

The injury is a chipped knee cap, suffered when Oden collided with Golden State’s Corey Maggette on Feb. 12. At the time, Oden went to the floor in pain, but went on to play about six more minutes.

"I just thought I would get some ice and get it over with," Oden said Tuesday. "It turned out to be bigger."