Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 10:18 pm  |  20 responses

LaMarcus Aldridge Out a Week With Heart Condition; Greg Oden Suffered ‘Setback’

It’s official: the Blazers are beyond cursed. The Oregonian details the organization’s latest bit of horrible luck: “LaMarcus Aldridge was held out of practice because he didn’t complete his physicals … which seems odd being as he was here all week … LaMarcus Aldridge will miss at least a week after heart test reveals another episode of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome. Aldridge missed the final 9 games of his rookie season because of the syndrome. Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome is a rare disorder that involves irregular heartbeat. Aldridge had an electrical procedure today, the same procedure he had as a rookie.”

“Blazers determine center Greg Oden has suffered setback, and restructure his one-year deal for a lesser amount. Oden on Thursday was examined by Dr. Steadman in Vail, and said he was given the nod to expand his activity, indicating he had made progress. But the Blazers, who didn’t comment Thursday after his appointment, determined that he is less likely to return to the court this season. Oden’s setback is with a non-weight bearing ligament. He has no symptoms and doesn’t feel restricted, but there is concern with the fragility.”

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  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Greg Oden might be one of the most mentally tough people on this planet. Keep at it kid.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Tried to hold onto a little hope for his career.
    It may be a wrap at this point.
    He’s made some money, though.
    Maybe think about a degree, or something…

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron


  • Jose

    *facepalm* even with the extended off-season for cripes sake. . . . :( . . c’mon Greg

  • SwaGG_SeaN

    I’m telling ya’ll its that Sam Bowie curse man!!!!!!!!!, it affects good players on the blazers

  • James Boom

    They knew about Roy’s when they signed him as a rookie and last year when they signed him to his max deal.
    They knew about LM during his rookie year.
    They knew about Oden.

    It’s not like its bad luck, its taking chances with injured players. I think LM will be fine, but Roy is gone and GO may as well be gone.

  • Heals

    What can one say/type about the situation at this point…

  • fruizm

    has any of you been to the rose garden?? its right next to a river full of dump, i bet that has something to do with it!!!

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Ok voodoo high priestess, show yourself.
    You’ve had enough fun for 3 decades.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Damn…just imagine how good the Blazers would have been had GO and BRoy been 100% healthy along with LA. That’s a 55+ win team every year.

  • T-Money

    james boom does have a point. they knew about the history of all 3 guys before giving them big money. oden was mr glass in hs and ncaa too…

  • Yesse

    You can’t really say anything about Oden. I don’t know is he cursed or something, but he really can’t get anything working correctly, even though i am sure he is trying hard.

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    yeah what Darksaber said, show yourself woman!

  • Reals

    LaMarcus Aldridge smokes mad weed. PROOF.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max


  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Caboose, completely agree. I read his statement on the setback and I smiled….course it doesn’t hurt that you just signed a 1-year extension the day before you got the report you’ll be done for the season lol. He knows his body better than anyone else could, I’m almost certain he knew in his heart of hearts he wasn’t gonna be fit to play anytime soon this year. Happy the kid picks up another check though, still young..only 23 years old lol. Hope he can get back on his feet, figuratively and quite literally, and get a little bit of floor time in before all is said and done. Just glad his spirits are fine

  • MikeC.

    Damn. I’ve been waiting for this team to get healthy so they could be my secret 2nd fave team. So many likeable players. Damn their rotten luck!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OhGZNLPSOY&feature=related Allenp

    At this point some questions need to be asked about what’s in the water in Portland. right?

  • G-wiz

    ^^probably caused by the rain. The guys should live in bubbles

  • Ldub20

    am i tripping or what but who is LM?? (@James Boom)