Following the team’s first exhibition game on Tuesday night, the excitement over the Portland Trailblazers’ potential was off the charts. Well, I think it’s safe to say that the mood is a tad more somber in the Portland region this morning.
Martell Webster, the man who was supposed to start at small forward, is expected to miss the next two months due to a stress fracture in his left foot. From The Oregonian:
Webster is expected to miss at least eight weeks — and potentially as many as 20 or 25 games — but an official timetable for his return will be determined Thursday after he undergoes further examination. The team has not yet determined if Webster will undergo surgery or simply rehabilitate his left foot.
As for Rudy, he was having himself a monster game against the Warriors last night, until he sprained his left ankle.
“When I saw Rudy go down, I thought maybe our luck is a little bad,” said Brandon Roy, who was given the night off. “I was like ‘Oh, not Rudy,’ especially on the heels of Martell. But, I don’t harp on it. We’ve got to play with what we’ve got. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”
Tears then began streaming down Brandon’s face, it was not necessarily reported.