NBA fans ended the season not happy about seeing star players shutting it down early before the playoff to rest and avoid injury and until Brandon Roy went down for most likely the entire postseason, with a torn meniscus in his right knee. I was kinda peeved too.
Originally, Roy was going to make an effort to play through the pain versus the Phoenix Suns, but after going through a practice Roy decided his right knee injury was too severe to continue playing and decided to undergo surgery.
“This was not an easy decision to make,” Roy said in a statement. “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.”
With a 75% Â strengthÂ Roy, it’s not impossible to see the Blazers upsetting the Phoenix Suns, but it would be pointless to gamble with the franchises future on a series that could set them back another decade if Roy made the same decision the Pistons and Grant Hill made facing the same situation years ago.
Roy has already had two previous meniscus surgeries and recovery for such a procedure is typically four to six weeks.