PORTLAND - Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season due to a left knee injury that will require microfracture surgery.
Oden, who will have the surgery on Friday, has not played in an NBA game since fracturing his left patella on December 5, 2009. He underwent a recent MRI that showed cartilage damage to the surface of his femur, and the team stated that this injury is unrelated to the patella ailment.
The oft-injured former No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft has already undergone a microfracture surgery on his right knee that kept him out of his entire rookie season. He has yet to play in more than 61 games in a season.
Out of a possible 258 regular season games that he has spent on the Blazers' roster since entering the NBA, Oden has played in only 82 of them, averaging 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.
Portland also announced that guard Brandon Roy will miss the next two games with a sore knee. He's averaged 18.1 points in 11 games this season.