Slowly step away from the ledge, Portland Blazers fans. Everything is going to be alright. I promise.
First, the bad news: Roy is going under the knife, and it’s for the always-dreaded arthroscopic knee surgery. The good news: He has previously shown a remarkable ability to bounce back rather quickly from surgery. The unknown: Any kind of timetable for his return to action.
This is also not the first time Brandon Roy has gone through a similar procedure. The Oregonian has more:
Roy is having arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. When he was a junior at the University of Washington, Roy had the same procedure done for the same injury on his right knee.
In three weeks he was back on the court, playing in a big-time game against No. 9-ranked North Carolina State.
See, Blazers fans, nothing to worry about at all. Just keep reading the passage above, and keep away from any and all sharp objects.
In all seriousness, most in the local media seem to think Roy should be back on the court by the time training camp rolls around. But since none of them (presumably) went to med school, we’ll all just have to wait for the doctors to comment following the surgery.