Blazers Guard Brandon Roy Leaves Hornets Game With "Sore Left Knee"

Original Post: 7:15 PM.

At the 6:14 mark of the third quarter during tonight's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Hornets, Blazers guard Brandon Roy appeared to injure his left knee while making a crossover move with the ball against Hornet wing Trevor Ariza. Roy did not make contact with another player and appeared to sustain the injury while making the cut.

Here's a look at the play.

Roy jogged off the floor, heading straight the locker room.

The Blazers sent a text message to the media shortly after Roy left the court, which read "Brandon Roy (sore left knee) will not return to tonight's game at New Orleans."

Roy was 1-7 from the field during the game with 2 points, 1 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 22 minutes of action. The Hornets were leading 58-50 when Roy left.

More details when they become available tonight.

The Blazers have two days off before their next game: at the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

Update (9:57 PM):

Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports...

Back in the locker room, Roy was examined by New Orleans team doctor Matt McQueen, who determined his knee was stable but swollen. He asked Roy to perform basic movements, like squatting, but Roy said he couldn't complete the movements without sharp, piercing pain in the left knee.

The immediate plan is hazy. Both Roy and coach Nate McMillan said he will accompany the team today when it flies to Memphis, where it plays Tuesday, and general manager Rich Cho said the team will take a wait-and-see approach.

"We will see how he feels over the next couple of days and re-evaluate,'' Cho said via text message late Saturday night. 

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com also writes with a similar prognosis going forward...

A source tells me Portland will see how Roy feels in the next couple of days and re-evaluate. "Not sure yet" if he will miss any games.    

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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