It has been widely published already that Joel's eye was trounced by Oden at the Blazers scrimmage at Cleveland High last week, but it appears to still be nasty, although the swelling has come down. Joel had actually warned Greg before the scrimmage:
"I said, 'Greg, let's just get through this without anyone getting hurt," Przybilla said.Let us all just hope this string of random injuries and ankle turns stops in the next week. The season is within spitting distance and we need a full strength team to get this season rolling immediately in the right direction.
After the injury, Przybilla said Oden was so apologetic of the incident that, in a joking manner, he said Oden seemed to be nearly on the verge of tears.
"That just shows the kind of heart he has," Przybilla said.