Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/23/12
Take a deep breath, Portland. Have a seat, Portland. You have just been through a series of life changing events, and you need to take a few minutes to collect your thoughts. It’s been a rough winter, and Blazer fans could not catch a break. As soon as the dust cleared on Brandon Roy’s retirement, it was announced that LaMarcus Aldridge would miss time due to what many thought to be a long since resolved heart condition. “LA” would return shortly, but you as well as I were prepared for the worst. Then, more bad news. Greg Oden had “tweaked” his surgically repaired knee, and would miss anywhere from a month to as much as the entire season. Then Oden had surgery in January, adding doubt to the possibility that he may ever play basketball in a Blazers jersey again. Then, just this week, it was announced that Oden would undergo yet another knee surgery, his fifth in five years with the team, all but assuring he would miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season, finishing out his t...
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