Greg Oden Says He’s ‘On Schedule to Heal’

by August 23, 2010

The big fella says team doctors are confident in him making a full recovery (and on time) from knee surgery. The Oregonian reports: “The doctors tell me I’m on time,’ he said Saturday while appearing at an Oregon Mentors’ event in Vancouver. ‘We’re going at a pace that they’ve got for me. Things are looking pretty good.’ Being ‘on time,’ however, does not necessarily mean being ready for the start of training camp in October or the season opener Oct. 26 against Phoenix. ‘By saying ‘on time,’ means I’m on schedule to heal,’ he said. That at least sounds promising. Two knee injuries – the first ending his rookie season – have limited Oden to just 82 games since the Blazers drafted him No. 1 overall in 2007.”