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article imageNBA: Roy on the shelf again for Portland

By Kristofor Molson     Jan 13, 2011 in Sports
Portland - Brandon Roy star of the Portland Trail Blazers will most likely miss the rest of the season or be out for a significant amount of time with arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees next week.
This is the first time that Brandon Roy will have surgery on his left knee but is the second time that he has had it on his right knee. The Trail Blazers have no time table for how long the All-Star guard will be out seeing he is saying the problem with his knees are from a lack of cartilage.
Roy who has been a co-captain of the team since being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves sixth overall in the 2006 NBA Draft, and then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers has yet to play a full season with the team. The most games Roy has played in his four year career in Portland is 78 games in the 2008 – 2009 season when he was named to his to the All-Star team for his second time in two years. When Roy came into the league in 2006 he was hampered by an ankle injury but still won the Rookie of the Year Award and became the fourth Trail Blazer player to be named to the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge.
Roy has lead the Trail Blazers to the playoffs two times in his career never getting out of the first round do to some key injuries to the team. In the 2009 – 2010 season Roy only played 65 games in the regular season after having arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee April 16, 2010. He returned after eight days to play against the Phoenix Suns in game four of the playoffs to lead the Blazers to a win, only for the Suns to eventually win the series.
This just adds to a long list of Portland players who have had knee surgery with Greg Oden, Jeff Pendergraph, and Elliot Williams.
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