by Marcel Mutoni

“Today Im excited. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this for a while…I’m healthy, my knee is good, I’m ready to go.”

Care to guess who said that, about two hours prior to game time last night? Oh, alright, I’ll tell you: It’s the same guy who, despite an incredible amount of hype, didn’t even finish the game. Greg Oden.

After getting wrestled to the floor by Andrew Bynum in the first half, Oden’s right ankle rolled in a way it’s not supposed to, and that was it for the first pick of the 2007 NBA Draft.

G.O. will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury.

Depending on the outcome, some Blazers fans might understandably feel the urge to approach the ledge, but it’s important to keep in mind one thing: This team should be used to playing without their injury-prone big man.

That helps, right? No? Very well, carry on then.