Greg Oden is in superb form. He is currently playing in China, but the ghost of injury isn’t leaving him. After having a great debut game, in which he posted 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but sustained a right hand injury following that, which could rule him out for 2-3 weeks.
Former No 1 draft pick in NBA, Oden has signed for the Chinese side, Jiangsu Dragon this season. He featured for the Miami Heat in the last season’s NBA. After suffering a hand injury in the first preseason game in China, Oden once again picked up a hand sprain in the following game. He was seen in the court-side with his hand noticeably wrapped in a bandage.
Oden’s career was plagued by a string of injuries. But he could draw inspiration from the fact, that the recent set of injuries he picked up, won’t affect the long-standing knee problem. The knee-problem is one of the reasons due to which Oden couldn’t live up to the expectations after being picked No 1 overall in the 2007 NBA draft by Portland Trail Blazers.