Found January 31, 2012 on SLAM Online:
The Portland Trailblazers were hit with the injury bug once again last night, as Nicolas Batum went down with an ugly-looking knee injury. An MRI will determine his fate. Per the Oregonian: “Fourth-quarter meltdown? Check. Head-scratching guard play? Check. Poor execution down the stretch that led to a loss on the road? Check and check. And, in fitting fashion for a franchise that has endured too many injuries to count in recent seasons, there even was a injury to a key rotation player. The Blazers fell 93-89 to the Utah Jazz as 19,328 watched a game Rip City has seen all too often this season. [...] The worst part for the Blazers is the long-term availability of reserve Nicolas Batum is in question. During one of the most important plays of the game, Batum drove the lane for a potential game-tying basket in the closing seconds only to twist his left knee and collapse to the ground. He immediately writhed around in pain on the arena floor and had to be helped to the visiting locker...

Blazers F Batum has bruised left knee

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. The results of an MRI on Tuesday show no breaks or tears in Batum's knee, which he injured late in the Blazers' 93-89 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Batum had to be helped off the court and the injury appeared to...

Blazers F Batum to undergo MRI Tuesday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will undergo an MRI on his left knee in Portland on Tuesday.The 23-year-old suffered a knee injury during the fourth quarter of a loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Batum drove to the basket in the closing minutes of the game when his left knee appeared to give out. He subsequently dropped to the floor and clutched the injured knee...

Blazers' Batum has left knee contusion, out vs. Bobcats

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will miss Wednesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats with a left knee contusion. Batum received the results of an MRI, which showed no breaks or tears. The Frenchman suffered the injury during Monday's 93-89 loss to the Utah Jazz. Batum admitted that he initially feared that his season was going to end prematurely due to...

Nicolas Batum Day-to-Day With Knee Contusion

The MRI on Nicolas Batum‘s injured left knee delivered relatively good news, as Batum had feared for the absolute worst. He’s listed as day-to-day with a knee contusion. From CSNNW: “MRI confirms Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion. Batum will be out for Wednesday’s matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats. He’s listed day-to-day and will be...

Trail Blazers: Nicolas Batum thought his season was over after Monday's knee injury (video)

After returning home Monday night and watching the play at least 20 times, according to his own count, Batum said he feared the worst.

MRI results show Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum has a bone contusion on left knee, listed day to day

The Blazers' backup small forward will miss Wednesday's game versus the Charlotte Bobcats and will be reevaluated later this week.

Blazers' Batum sidelined with bruised left knee

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Blazers' Nicolas Batum was 'very scared,' but gets good news about his injured knee

The Blazers guard/forward has a contusion on his left knee and not a serious, long-term injury.

Batum MRI Reveals Bone Contusion, Listed As Day-To-Day

Nicolas Batum twisted his knee in the closing seconds of a loss to the Jazz on Wednesday night.

Batum Injures Knee, Scheduled To Undergo MRI

Nicolas Batum twisted his knee late in a loss to the Jazz on Monday.

Utah 93, Portland 89: Another late-game meltdown, another road loss for Blazers

Despite holding as large as an 11-point lead, the Blazers fade in the second half -- and watch as Nicolas Batum injures his left knee

Trail Blazers shootaround: "The Rhino" questionable tonight with viral infection, Elliot Williams expected to be in rotation

"The Rhino" did not attend the Blazers' morning shootaround because of a viral infection and Elliot Williams is expected to play in place of the injured Nicolas Batum.

The Slant Episode 9

On this week's episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein interviews Concordia University track star NyEma Sims, and talks about Joe Paterno's legacy, Nicolas Batum, the Super Bowl, new NFL head coaches, and more! To listen, click on the "Play" button on the right side of the site.

Jazz defense fuels crucial 13-0 run

Jazz defense fuels crucial 13-0 run By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 30, 2012 10:41PM MDT Just when it appeared a spirited comeback would fall short, the Jazz rallied again Monday night and defeated Portland, 93-89. Utah trailed by 11 in the third quarter before tying the game, 70-70. When Portland’s Nicolas Batum buried three consecutive 3-point shots,...

Rip City Not For The Road Weary

The Portland Trail Blazers are searching for answers. They're scouring a landfill for an air freshener. Every now and then, a hidden treasure emerges that may be worth bragging about, but that doesn't solve the odor and filth suffocating and smothering them into submission. That is exactly what the Trail Blazers (12-9) are trying to do on the road - find that air freshener...
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