Yesterday I was pleased to report that Joel Przybilla was 90% sure he would take the court—for the first time in nearly a year—for the Blazers this Friday at the Rose Garden.
And then this happened:
"Joel (przybilla) woke up with a virus and had to be committed to the hospital." - Nate McMillan
Knowing the Blazers' luck this is probably just an incurable Hanta/Ebola hybrid and the Vanilla Gorilla is now the Outbreak monkey of this now airborne virus. McMillan added that Przybilla still might play tomorrow, I assume his role will be limited to biting New Orleans' Chris Paul, and/or coughing on former Blazer Jarrett Jack.
But some good news before all of our organs turn to liquid, Brandon Roy might return tomorrow night as well. He also might get the plague in his knee. Maybe both!
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