Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will have surgery on Friday and will miss the playoffs.
Roy, who averaged 21.5 points, needs the surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
The three-time All-Star was injured in Portland's 91-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last Sunday. He missed Portland's final two regular season games.
Roy originally said that he would try to play on the knee for the playoffs. Sixth-seeded Portland plays the third-seeded Suns in the first round starting on Sunday in Phoenix.
ESPN people were talking about this and use the name Grant Hill. Anytime a injury and Grant Hill are in a sentence....Lay low son.
I believe Roy should just sit and let it go. He is prideful but risking a playoff series isin't worth risking 2-4 seasons with increased damage.
People also forget- Brandon Roy has bad knees as well. He had season long injuries, Torn ACL in college and for a player who isin't monster athletic? I say stay on the bench
It's unfortunate for the Blazers and especially Roy that he got injured right before the playoffs, but he's making the right decision. He already had a large portion of the meniscus in his right knee removed during college. No need to play through the pain of this injury.
Portland will be competitive without him, though they will lack a closer. I expect the ball to be spread around more. They still have veterans in Miller, Camby and Howard... Fernandez, Batum, Webster and Bayless are going to have to step up.
He tore his meniscus in college, not his ACL.
Oh well. I'm used to having other guys step up.
I went to that game.