Blazers: Brandon Roy Could Return in Playoffs

by April 21, 2010

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.’”