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Trail Blazers Batum’s MRI negative, he’s day-to-day

Jan 28, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

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At this point, shouldn’t the Trail Blazers just invest in their own MRI machine?

The Blazers got some good news in their latest MRI results that show Nicolas Batum has a bone bruise on his knee but nothing more serious, the team announced Friday morning. He is listed as day-to-day.

Batum was injured in the middle of the second quarter Thursday night while backpedaling trying to keep up with a driving Paul Pierce. There was no contact, Batum said later he just felt his knee “stretch” and it clearly was painful as Batum limped up court then after a time out went directly to the locker room.

After the game Batum said the injury was not serious but he did leave the arena on crutches.

Pierce also suffered a minor knee bruise in this game although he thought his happened later.

Just for the record, the list of Blazers knee surgeries this season stands at five: Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Marcus Camby, Elliot Williams and Jeff Pendergraph (who was released).

  1. goforthanddie - Jan 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    It’s not easy being a Blazers fan 😦

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