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Brandon Roy Out For Longer Than Expected: Injury To His Other Knee?

Brandon Roy (Por - SG, SF) has been out of action since December 15th, missing twelve games so far this season with a knee injury. Roy was expected to be back last week, but recently he told the Portland Tribune, that both his knees are now bothering him. Originally, it was his left knee that was the problem, but now after overcompensating for his left knee with his right, the right knee has now been aggravated. "Roy is now dealing with two sore knees, so don't expect to see him on the court anytime soon" (

Since Brandon Roy went out with the injury the Trailblazers have won six of their last eight games. Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge have all stepped up since Brandon went out with the injury. If Portland keeps playing like this, it is unlikely that Roy will return anytime soon. There is even talk that Roy is considering, undergoing experimental knee surgery, which may keep him out for a while. This experimental surgery would include having a meniscus transplantation. Average recovery time from this surgery is about 4-6 months for non-professional athletes.

"This surgery could become known as the "Brandon Roy surgery" a la Tommy John because it has never been attempted on an active athlete. Marshall Faulk had the procedure after his playing days were over. Roy is out indefinitely and if this surgery is like Tommy John, it would put him out until at least next season. Fantasy owners will want to monitor this closely going forward" (

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