By Jeff Rabjohns
Posted: February 15, 2009
Greg Oden had an MRI on Saturday that revealed a bone chip in his left knee.
The Portland center banged the left knee against Golden Stateís Corey Maggette in the Blazersí 105-98 loss Thursday and sat out the Rookie Challenge game Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix.
Oden, the 2006 Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball out of Lawrence North, missed the 2007-08 NBA season after surgery on his right knee.
After the Rookie Challenge game, Oden said he likely would have played if it were a regular-season game.
Oden is averaging nine points and 7.2 rebounds for the Blazers, who entered the All-Star break in fourth place in the Western Conference.
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft is scheduled to return to Portland on Tuesday.
This latest setback comes as 7-foot center was starting to find some rhythm with five double doubles the past 12 games.
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