To say that the Portland Traiblazers have had issues with injuries with this season, would be akin to stating that Shaq has put on a few pounds over the years. It’s a gross understatement.
Greg Oden is done for the year, as is Joel Przybilla; now, a despondent Brandon Roy has a feeling that his hamstring injury may shut him down for the remainder of the season.
The Oregonian has the story:
All-Star Brandon Roy, who has been plagued by a nagging strained right hamstring since Jan.2, acknowledged that he is concerned the rest of his season is in jeopardy. “I … turned to LaMarcus (during the game) and he was like, ‘So what do you do next?’ Roy said. “I was like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t know where to go.'”
Roughly an hour before tipoff, Roy walked off the Rose Garden floor after warming up and said he would not play Tuesday night. But 30 minutes later, after a nudge from coach Nate McMillan, Roy decided to give it a go for the first time in 12 games. It did not go well. Roy could play only 15 rusty minutes before he had to tell McMillan he was done for the night. Roy said he thought about his tender hamstring during every move he made on the court and he felt a constant twinge. He finished with four points, two steals and one assist, and made just 2 of 7 field goals.
Of course, Brandon is no doctor (and says he hasn’t discussed shutting it down for the year with coaches and team trainers), and his self-diagnosis isn’t the final call on his season.
However, Roy is the one dealing with the pain, and from the sound of things on Brandon’s end, Blazers fans should probably not hold their breath for a happy ending.