Net Cords: Investigating Claims Of Medical Mismanagement In Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers have had a recent spate of horrible injury luck. Number one overall draft pick Greg Oden has undergone multiple knee surgeries and is now effectively out of the NBA. Brandon Roy's promising star career was cut short by knee issues. And these are just the two highest profile cases.

Recently, an external consultant to the Blazers published scathing report accusing, in great detail, that the medical and training staff in Portland are at least partly to blame for their "bad luck".

The story is very complicated and potentially incendiary. Ben Golliver from SB Nation's Blazersedge, conducted a thorough investigation of his own to get to the bottom of this game-changing story.

Investigation: The Curious Case Of Greg Oden And Zig Ziegler - Blazer's Edge
[...] "That meeting with them, the athletic trainer and the team doctor," Ziegler remembered, "Tom was late to dinner by about an hour, and in that hour, I tell you, I took ridicule, I took arrows and bullets that were all focused on discrediting the assessment and technology rather than trying to figure out how we came to the conclusions. The questions you're asking right now, I never got from them. When I made recommendations, they literally laughed at me."

Do yourself a favor, go read this story.

'Net Cords' features the great work being done by the SB Nation network of NBA team sites.

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