Well, we knew it was bad, but it seemed as if Brandon Roy would attempt to play through his torn meniscus injury. Not anymore:
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a partial meniscus tear in right knee, it was announced today by Trail Blazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard.
“This was not an easy decision to make,” said Roy. “But, if I’m going to be out there, I want to be contributing. If we’re fortunate enough to advance in the playoffs, having the surgery now gives me the best opportunity to help our team.”
Dr. Don Roberts will perform the knee arthroscopy on Friday morning at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. A timetable for Roy’s return will be set following surgery, but he’ll be sidelined for at least the first round series vs. the Phoenix Suns.
“This is a setback, but we’ve been overcoming injuries all season long,” said Pritchard. “This is about looking long-term and doing what’s best for Brandon.”
Roy left at the 5:45 mark of the second quarter of Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Lakers after experiencing pain in his right knee.
The best-of-seven first-round series with the Suns tips off Sunday in Phoenix at 7:30 PM.
Roy will definitely miss the first round of the playoffs. After that, it's assumed he'd miss the following round—if Portland advances—as well. See you next season, Roy.