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Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:53 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2011 6:51 pm
 
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is set to have arthroscopic surgery on both knees. Posted by Ben Golliver. brandon-roy

On Wednesday, we noted a report that Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was considering arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. On Thursday, the Blazers announced Roy would have surgery on both knees next week, and that there is officially "no timetable" for his return. 

Blazers GM Rich Cho told The Oregonian that arthroscopic surgeries generally have a 3-6 week recovery timeline and said, "hopefully [Roy] comes back this season."   

Roy conducted an interview with Blazers.com in which he discussed the decision to undergo surgery.
"The biggest thing is we've been working with our team doctors, we've actually been able to get a number of different opinions, and it's something that we've finally decided that we're going to try this step. I've been sitting out for a number of weeks, just trying to do whatever I can, the best thing I can to be able to get back on the floor. So we decided to do the scope on both knees, allowing our doctors to go in there and clean up some things and hopefully get me back on the court as soon as possible." 
Roy also said compensation pain caused by earlier surgeries necessitated these upcoming surgeries.
"But after having that right knee scope last year I started to compensate a lot so now is a good time for me to go in there and get them both scoped. Doing it at the same time will allow me to come back sooner than maybe waiting in between. My goal again is to get as healthy as I can so I can go out there and feel productive for this team."

Earlier in January, Roy was said to be considering meniscus transplant surgery . On Dec. 30, the Blazers shut down Roy "indefinitely" because of pain in both knees.

As noted Wednesday, questions remain regardiing whether an arthroscopic procedure will be able to relieve the persistent swelling and pain Roy experienced this season. It had been assumed and reported earlier in the fall that Roy's surgically repaired knees had deteriorated to the point that an arthroscopic surgery wouldn't be effective. 

Cho also acknowledged this uncertainty, according to The Oregonian. "This is really a temporary fix. Nothing is permanent," he told the paper.

Once the scopes are completed, Roy will become the fourth Blazer to undergo multiple knee surgeries since Dec. 2009. He will join centers Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla, as well as rookie guard Elliot Williams.

Comments

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 8:47 am
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

I genuinely feel bad for Roy.  He's clearly a star player, and doesn't appear to embrace the current thug persona that most NBA players have adopted.  I root for the guy because he doesn't have 100 tattoos on his body like the rest of the idiots in this game do now.



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

RIP Roy we barely knew ya.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

Considering the injuries the team has dealt with again this year its pretty amazing they are still in playoff contention?



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

mathews fa sho



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

Who gains more value in fantasy basketball for the rest of the season? N. Batum or W. Mathews?



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

His knees are obviously so bad that I really don't want him to come back this season.  Of course it would be nice to have him on the court, but for his own sake, and of course for the sake of next season, I think it's best to get the surgery done and let him take some time off to heal.  Brandon Roy is an example of why guys want guaranteed money and a lot of money before they've proven anything.  Roy will never be the same player, and he will have to deal with pain the rest of his life and probably more surgeries.



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

Funny part is... He wanted Dre Miller traded, but his knees are shot.  Portland should move HIM.



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Blazers' Roy to have surgery on both knees

As a Portland fan, all I have is silence.

Get well soon Brandon.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:19 pm
 

There's a man down....

Wow. I didn't know the Clippers moved to Portland. First Oden, then Oden, and now Roy. Wow. Wanna get away?


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