Friday, 31 October 2008

Jack McCallum: Oden's latest setback unsettling

During my time in Portland several weeks ago for a preseason story on Greg Oden, I never saw the big rookie in action.

He had "tweaked" his right ankle -- that's how players label a sprain when they don't want to use the word "sprain" -- and the medical staff had kept him out of action. Because of the injury, I would describe the atmosphere around the Blazers -- a team of generally good vibes and positive karma -- as nervously casual. No on

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