Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Blazers' Camby tears meniscus
Things are getting really crowded on the Portland Trail Blazers' disabled list. The Oregonian reports that starting center Marcus Camby(notes) has a partial tear in the meniscus in his left knee. He'll have surgery later this week.
So now the Blazers have Camby, Greg Oden(notes), Brandon Roy(notes), Elliot Williams(notes), and Jeff Pendergraph(notes) all recovering. The Oregonian reports that last year the team lost a combined 311 games to injury.
The 36-year-old Camby, whose name had come up in recent trade rumors, hurt his knee on Monday when the Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-102. Camby had an MRI Tuesday morning that the team said was negative, the paper reports, but the team's athletic trainer, Jay Jensen, didn't like the look of Camby's limp after Tuesday's practice and further exploration led to the diagnosis.