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Injury notes: Blake out 3-4 weeks, Camby deals with ankle

Jan 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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On top of Dwyane Wade‘s ankle injury, Marcus Camby also suffered a sprained wheel and will probably miss some time. From the Oregonian:

Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby said he is in “a lot of pain” and unable to put weight on his left ankle after it rolled during the second quarter Friday night in San Antonio.

Camby said he will not play Saturday in Houston and is doubtful for Monday’s game in New Orleans after X-rays revealed the injury is a sprain.

via Marcus Camby ‘in a lot of pain’ after ankle sprain; Nicolas Batum likely to move in as starter | OregonLive.com.

It wouldn’t be a Blazers season without a big man going down with an injury. Still, an ankle sprain is a gentle scrape compared with their usual issues on that front. Batum will start in Camby’s stead as the Blazers shift to their smaller lineup with Aldridge at the five and Gerald Wallace at the 4. So more athleticism, more defensive issues.

Meanwhile, the chest injury the Lakers announced for Steve Blake was given an official timeline, as he’ll miss 3-4 weeks. The Lakers are already thin, so losing a reliable shooter like Blake is damaging. He’s paced the offense and provided a veteran hand who can actually score at the point guard spot.

 

After further evaluation Steve Blake will be out approximately 3-4 weeks due to the costochaondral fracture he suffered against PHX.Sat Jan 14 05:32:59 via TweetDeck

L.A. will most miss Blake against the Clippers this week where he would counter Mo Williams as a bench point guard shooter. Weird rash of chest injuries in the league this year.

  1. spree8 - Jan 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    is it just me that at first glance you see a jerry west out there?

  2. 00maltliquor - Jan 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    The chance is yours, Darius Morris, Time to show and prove. What is a chest injury, by the way? Kobe woulda played through it, man up Blake! *just kidding*

    That line about how it wouldn’t be a Blazers season without a big going down is so true. I don’t know what it is about playing in Portland but if I’m an NBA big trying to sign a contract I sure as hell ain’t signing there, that team is cursed!

  3. btwicey - Jan 15, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Blake out 3-4 weeks, misleading headline of the season.

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