Follow Greg on his journey back to the court as he goes through rehab after having season ending micro-fracture surgery.

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posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 4:49 PM

Here is a video of the latest progress in rehab. You can see some of the exercises that go on. The comments are great, keep them coming.

Blogger Ryan Westberg said...

Keep it up GO you are the man. I can't wait to see you in your first NBA game.

I will be there to watch you come in and dominate in the paint.

GO is gonna come back 100% just watch him.

December 27, 2007 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger izak said...

You're the man Greg!

December 27, 2007 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Lorie said...

hope you'r not another Sam Bowie

December 27, 2007 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger hood said...

damn, lorie...Mr Oden is far from a Sam Bowie. He is going to be just fine. He has top of line people working with him on his rehab, and a top of the line team to come to when he's ready. As long as he doesn't rush back, Oden is going to be the guy to really put us over the top cause we got a good team anyway!

December 27, 2007 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Je23 said...


December 28, 2007 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger adumbvoget said...

Darius and you must be pretty good friends by now. Tell him to start playing again. Good Luck.

December 28, 2007 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Mattbo said...

Your hard work is inspiration. Keep working hard and show up the doubters.

December 28, 2007 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger Marcus said...

I'm concerned that you have a sad look in your eyes, Greg. Don't let them grind you down. This team is playing great, but they won't get anywhere with out some serious work on the glass and an inside threat. The day is coming when you'll own the paint in rip city.

December 28, 2007 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger bills said...

lorie, obviously your a fraud of a blazer fan. go hate on someone else. it wasn't injuries that plagued bowie, it was his lack of skills and athletic ability.

December 28, 2007 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Budmuthah said...

Keep on keepin' on Big Man!!
4 Get about Sam Bowie!!
Who the hell is he anyway???

Bill Russell/Wilt Chamberlain is more like it!!!

December 28, 2007 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Jebus Lorie, enough with the Sam Bowie talk. It's been a long time, but I remember watching more than a few games with Bowie and they guy was softer than warm butter. Greg has a completely different body habitus and after watching Greg play several times last year for the Buckeyes I can assure you that he has ten times the athletic ability of Bowie.

Keep up the good work GO!

December 28, 2007 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Thanks for the update and for working hard for yourself and the team. Look forward to seeing you play next year.

Thanks for the Yardbarker blogs, that is awesome.

Keep up the good work.

December 28, 2007 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Liam said...

This injury will help Greg In the long run. He will be able to experience the action from the sidelines, watching and learning.

Imagine if Greg was in the current team NOW!! He the Blazers would be unstoppable. I read in a magazine that there is a small chance of him playing before the end of the season.

Fingers crossed. thanks.

December 28, 2007 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Johnathan Harrell said...

Hey Greg i go to a lot of the blazer games. And i can't wait til you get back. BEST OF LUCK to your rehab and hope you get better for next season. so when do you think your be able to come back to play for us any time soon? Please email me back at



December 28, 2007 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Lorie said...

i guess time will tell....if he's as good as you think he will be....i'll eat my words :-] lol

December 28, 2007 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Lorie said...

bills.....i "AM" a Blazer fan, its just we've been down this road before...SO, BACK OFF!!

December 28, 2007 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Go easy on Lori. You obviously weren't paying attention to what she said because she meant that you drafted Sam Bowie thinking he was the franchise and he was not so maybe Odon might be the same bust Sam Bowie was. Wasn't Sam Bowie drafted over a guy named Michael Jordan. Yep I am sure that was the guy so Blazers fans no that they can be wrong in there talent evaluation. It is ok Lori the people with an IQ knew what you meant.

December 28, 2007 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Payton M. said...

Greg, I can't wait till next year. Can you say NBA champion and MVP?

December 29, 2007 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

GO Keep it up man. Great to see you have the right attitude. You are a big part of what's going on here in Portland, and not with just the Blazers. Quality people, Great attitude and pride. We're glad you're here. Can't wait to see you in the paint with LaMarcus and Channing jamming the rock!

December 29, 2007 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Mitchel said...

Its getting frustrating to hear the comparisons to Sam Bowie. They are two completely different people, but the biggest difference is the fact that Bowie gave in to the pressure to get started. Not to mention surgery wasn't the same back then and neither were the medical staff. Oden is Oden, he should only be compared to Oden. I will not guarantee he won't get injured again or that he'll be the most amazing center to ever live. But let the guy live as Greg Oden.
And to GO, your work ethic is amazing, if you keep it up there are bound to be great things in your future. Take care of that knee man.

December 29, 2007 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Joshua L said...

Greg my friends and I are very impressed to see you at all the games ! I was gettn a little worried seeing you and Darious leaven at the half every now and again the team needs you they seem to play better when you stay for the whole game !!! man what a great bunch of guys we have here in rip city wow we are all very happy Paul didnt give up on us ! we are also very happy to see all the great things kevin and nate and the rest of the staff have done for all of us blazer believers thanks for you doing your part Greg your the best thing we could have asked for adding to the rest of the great guys we have besides i believe all great things are worth waiting for go Greg keep up the good work we all will be waitn and will be ready to watch you grow and become the great NBA superstar GOD made you to be !!! WE BELIEVE GO RIP CITY !!!

December 30, 2007 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger GeorgeCoach said...

In the long run I think this is the best thing that could have happened for Oden and the franchise. It allowed Oden to heal his wrist and other aliments he had been playing with from his OSU days. It allowed the Blazers to get a look at other players who wouldnt have gotten the minutes otherwise if Greg was healthy, therefore future player evaluations should be better (esp with Pritchard at the realm). It also allows Greg to get a year to get acclimated to the game, to the conditioning, to the travel and everything while aliveating the pressure that comes with being a 1st round pick. It's not that i was happy to see Greg go down with a knee injury, but what ive read about his work ethic, his attitude, and just knowing how far the medical field has advanced since the days of Bowie, i really think this is a blessing in disguise. Keep up the great work Greg. This year is great, next year will be even better

December 31, 2007 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Conor said...

We believe in you, Greg!

December 31, 2007 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Keep up the awesome hard work!!!! We love that you are at every game and the #1 fan of the team this year. You are learning alot from a great team this year. YOU will make the team even BETTER next year!!!!
Jim, Cori & Lyman

January 1, 2008 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger mark65 said...

I'm not a Blazers fan but i'm gald the team is having sucess and not having a let down from Greg not playing this season.

U blazer fans don't have to worry cause Greg will be just fine as long as he does the proper work outs from his trainer and dosent over do it.

He will not be 100% next year cause micro-fractures take time to fully heal, 1.5-2 years to fully recover but given his age, size of microfracture, his atheletic ablity and medical technology he should be able to recover fully. People that say he's going to be the next sam bowie are just wrong.

I hope he's recovery goes well and he doesn't have setbacks cause alot times u over compensate and wear out the other knee and have to get it scoped, like alot of other microfracture patients.

Best of luck to Greg Oden and hope his rookie/comeback year goes well.

January 2, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...


You got the right attitude. I am glad you came to Portland. You fit well with this team and this city.

I am sure this year has sucked for you, but when things get going for you it won't matter.

January 3, 2008 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Darin said...

Lorie...don't make moronic posts and then insist that real Blazer fans 'BACK OFF'. Bowie was Bowie and Oden will be Oden!

Keep it up GO! Can't wait to see you in the paint next season!

January 3, 2008 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger BRANDO' said...

Baby boy, don't sweat the small stuff. This town respects heart, and work ethic above all.Take your time, and come back healthy. You have 2 of the greatest coaches alive. (The Sarge,and the Enforcer)Listen to Nate, and pay attention to Maurice.They will serve you well. I 0nly wish Dr. Jack, could sit in.

January 4, 2008 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

People, please be polite to each other on this board. Everyone has their own opinion and thoughts about Blazer Team Members. There is no need to attack one another. I don't think Greg Oden would like this type of disension either.

Please give Greg positive reinforcement to keep him positive in his recovery and throughout this season. Go Blazers!

January 4, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Hi Greg,
I have been watching your rehab videos and you are doing great! Keep up the good work! I am a season ticket holder and I watch you on the bench, cheering the team on.
I have my Greg Oden Jersey ready for next year! I can hardly wait for your return, but want you out there 100%. Portland Fans love you!
We can wait till 2008! Take your time and get well and see you in the Fall of 2008!

Happy New Year and God Bless!

January 4, 2008 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

Lori, I think part of the reason that people took so much offense to your initial comment is because Greg is obviously working very hard. It has to be tedious and boring (possibly even a bit depressing) to see your team playing and you're stuck in the gym.
Have you, by any chance, watched his highlight video?
Let's hold him up, cheer him on and jump on our seats when he runs out on the floor next season.

Btw, I have to give props to the fans as well. The fans are amazing this year! The Rose Garden is loud and energized. Thanks to the team & to the fans.

January 9, 2008 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Joshua L said...

Say greg im a DIE HARD BLAZER FAN !! I couldnt help but to notice that you and MILES left early last night during the Denver game whats up with that they need you there you are very much a part of this team !!! they play and finish out games much better when you stay for the hole game !!! we the fans stay please join us in doing the same ?? I personally would really like to see that !!! thanks your local blazermaniac

February 5, 2008 at 5:52 PM  

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