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Jeff Pendergraph out for season with torn ACL

Posted on: October 8, 2010 6:55 pm
Blazers center... yes, another one, tears ACL and will miss season.
Posted by Matt Moore

Is it something in the water? Is there just some sort of heavy dark cloud of badness that hangs over the team, destroying knees? Is it just plain old simple bad luck, that just so happens to selectively target one team? Whatever the cause, the Portland Trail Blazers are out a center. Again. Jeff Pendergraph, after a promising rookie season, is out for thye year with a torn ACL. This after Greg Oden's fractured patella, Joel Przybilla's fractured patella.


As mistifying as the curse against Portland is, the fact of the matter is that Jeff Pendergraph is a young man in a tremendous amount of pain, who will have to endure surgery and months of rehab on a joint that it's pretty hard to get around on when it's not right. But that's how it goes. As it stands, the Blazers currently have one healthy center, Marcus Camby. He's currently day-to-day with a groin injury. Of course.

You have to think the Blazers will get more involved with free agent Erick Dampier, if nothing else, out of necessity.

Maybe they should rename it the Portland Trail Blazer's Murphy's Law. Wah-wah.

Since: Oct 9, 2010
Posted on: October 9, 2010 5:24 pm

Yes it's the Curse of the Portland Trail Blazers

As a diehard Blazers fan it is some kind of curse from drafting LaRue Martin No. 1 instead of Bob McAdoo (sp?) way back in the early 70's when I was a kid.  i don't really believe in karma or mojo, but it keeps happening and happening.  Thank god I was allowed the ONE championship in 1977 when I was a sophmore in high school!  Since then it's been ALL downhill with centers or teams ever since.  Bill Walton went down, the Jordan-Bowie mistake, the not getting Arvidas Sabonis in the early 90's to go along with the Clyde Drexler gang, then when Blazers did get Sabonis they had a meltdown against the Lakers.  Now the Blazers have deja vu with Durant and Oden!  Oh the pain!

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