Thabeet breaks jaw vs. Blazers

Updated: November 11, 2009, 1:03 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies rookie center Hasheem Thabeet, the second overall pick in the June draft, left Tuesday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a broken jaw.

The 7-foot-3 center from UConn was injured late in the first quarter during a battle under the Memphis basket. Replays appeared to show Thabeet's jaw colliding with forward Zach Randolph's head.

Thabeet had just entered the game a minute earlier.

Thabeet was playing in his seventh game of ...

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