Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 11:30 am  |  8 responses

Blazers: Brandon Roy Could Return in Playoffs

The team is leaving the option open, as Roy is said to be progressing nicely following minor knee surgery. The Oregonian reports: “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. ‘He looks terrific, he really does,’ Pritchard said. ‘And Brandon feels really good. Does that mean he is going to play? No. It means we are going to leave the option open.’ After his surgery, the Blazers said Roy would be out ‘at least 1 to 2 weeks,’ and Pritchard said they were intentionally vague in releasing that timeline. He, and the rest of the team, also remain sensitive to any questions about Roy. ‘Are you trying to get me to say there is a chance he will play in this series?’ Pritchard asked before today’s Game 2 shootaround. ‘Because what I want to do is keep it open ended. If this thing does go long and he has an opportunity to come back, and he’s feeling all right, we will look at it, absolutely.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    As good as it seems, it looks like a formula for future failure. You don’t want the injury to hinder your future…

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  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    As much as the team may want him to play and as much as Roy wants to come back it would be a bad idea. The Blazers have had enough issues with injury and they need Roy healthy for next season. Don’t push it.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Ree Roe

    2 words: Grant Hill. Shut it down for the season & get right for next yr B Roy

  • davidR

    i know it’s only minor surgery, but it’s still on the knee. only 1-2 weeks of recovery needed?

  • sam

    am getting flash-backs. did some1 mention Greg Oden? here we go again

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    resign ree roe and ldr4

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