Double Knee Surgery For Roy

Portland Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy will have arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees next week, and the NBA team said they don’t know how long he’ll be off the court.
Roy has missed 16 games this season because of soreness in his knees. He has said the pain is caused by insufficient cartilage.

“I’m trying to do the best thing I can to get back on the floor,” Roy said. “We’ve been able to get a number of different opinions and it’s something we’ve decided.”
In 23 games this season Roy is averaging 16.6 points. The 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year has a career average of 19.9 points and 4.9 assists.

Last season, Roy had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee two days before the Trail Blazers opened their first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns.

He returned to action in time to play in the fourth game of the series, in which the Suns finally triumphed.

Portland said on December 30 that Roy would be sidelined indefinitely.
They are also without center Greg Oden, who is out for the season after undergoing microfracture knee surgery.

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