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Joel Przybilla will start for the Blazers at center against San Antonio.
Oden's injury in the second to befall the Blazers' starting lineup this season. Small forward Martell Webster had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot in the preseason.
Oden was expected to miss between six and 14 games.
In one season at Ohio State, Oden averaged 15.7 points and 9.6 rebounds, but he struggled with a wrist injury. He led the Buckeyes to the national championship game, scoring 25 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the loss to Florida.
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