View Full Version : Trail Blazers remain 'open' to Brandon Roy returning for NBA playoffs

04-20-2010, 09:56 PM
One day after Brandon Roy did his first post-operative activity, the Trail Blazers are leaving open the option that the All-Star guard can return in the playoffs, perhaps as soon as the first round series against Phoenix.

Roy, who had minor surgery on April 16 to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, shot free throws on Monday and moved around on the knee, reporting to athletic trainer Jay Jensen and general manager Kevin Pritchard that he was encouraged. Roy said there is no swelling or pain.


This much is known: The surgery was very minor, and very clean. Usually in an arthroscopy, three holes or incisions are made in the knee to get to the meniscus. In Roy’s surgery, only two holes were done, which should accelerate his healing process.

Combined with Roy’s eagerness to play, it appears possible — although slight — that Roy could play against Phoenix. If the Blazers advance to the second round, Roy’s return to the court would be almost certain, Pritchard said.


04-21-2010, 12:48 AM
I want to get excited but I say just heal up. This is not our year to go deep in the playoffs so why push it

Duncan = Donkey
04-21-2010, 12:52 AM
he wont be back. i guarentee it.

04-21-2010, 02:30 AM
Just let him rest... no need to get him hurt even more. That franchise has had the worst luck this season, don't wanna test that.

Sadds The Gr8
04-21-2010, 02:41 AM
Not surprised after the asswhoopin they got today...

04-21-2010, 02:47 AM
I hope he comes back.

04-21-2010, 02:50 AM
Not worth it, if he reaggravates his injury, it might get that much worse in the long term.

04-21-2010, 10:50 AM
i seriously don't see any sense at it in Roy returning this season. I mean the Trailblazers aren't really figured to win the championship. I understand that Roy's injury can't get any worse but hey what if he injures somewhere else. Shut him down for good. Next year a healthy Blazers team could be a real force to rekon with.

04-21-2010, 11:36 AM
**** their future, Let em play!

04-21-2010, 11:38 AM
If Portland beats the Suns then Roy will play. No-WAY he sits and wtches his team in the 2nd round

04-21-2010, 12:28 PM
**** their future, Let em play!

Its not about just thier future its about Roy's.

04-21-2010, 12:44 PM
It takes at least a month and usually 2 just to recover from this.
He'll be useless to a team that would have found chemistry without him to get to whatever round the reached.

Plus, the guy is injury prone. Unless it's the Finals, I see no reason to even consider him returning.

04-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Roy isn't comin back this season, unless tha Blazers make it to game 7 of the NBA Finals. even then it's a maybe... I personally have torn my meniscus, and he isn't comin back.

04-21-2010, 12:58 PM
I think this would be silly.