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Quick: Roy's MRI Reveals Bone Bruise

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Jason Quick tweets... --------------------- Brandon Roy MRI reveals bone bruise in right knee. He will not play Monday against OKC --------------------- Here's Quick's post on the MRI. The Blazers also sent out this text message tonight... --------------------- Initial results of Brandon Roy's MRI confirm a right knee bone contusion. Further evaluation of MRI results on Monday. Roy is doubtful for OKC on Monday. --------------------- For full post game reaction from Nate McMillan and Brandon Roy, click here. Update (10:06PM) This is probably the best resource I could find regarding knee bone bruises and expected recovery timelines. From reading a few sites, it sounds like timelines vary based on a number of factors, including size and severity. If the further evaluation of Roy's MRI doesn't reveal anything else out of the ordinary, a timeline of a few days is a definite possibility. If the bruise is particularly severe, large or something else pops up on the MRI, it could be longer. Here's one other thing to keep in mind. Back on November 1, LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a right knee contusion after banging knees with Jeff Green. He sat out the rest of that game but played 40 minutes in the Blazers' next game (November 3 against Atlanta). Soreness from the contusion also kept him out of a game against Miami on December 1 but he was again able to play 40 minutes during the next Blazers game (December 5 against Houston). With any luck, Roy's absence will be similarly short. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter PS Thanks to Bakasama in the FanShots.
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