Oden sits out Trail Blazers practice

Updated: April 17, 2009, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trail Blazers center Greg Oden missed practice Friday, a day before Portland faces the Houston Rockets in their playoff opener.

The 7-foot center is listed as probable and will be a game-time decision.

Oden, the top pick in the 2007 draft, missed what would have been his rookie season after microfracfture surgery on his right knee.

He missed six games to start this season after he injured his right foot in the opener against the Los Angeles Lakers.

A bone chip in his left knee following a collision during a game at Golden State kept him out of the All-Star weekend's rookie challenge and the next 15 games.


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