Blazers Guard Brandon Roy Scheduled for Arthroscopic Surgery on Both Knees

From the Blazers:

TRAIL BLAZERS GUARD BRANDON ROY TO HAVE ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY ON BOTH KNEES

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Don Roberts in Vancouver, Wash. next week.

There is no timetable for his return.

"I'm trying to do the best thing I can to get back on the floor," said Roy. "We've been able to get a number of different opinions and it's something we've decided."

Roy, 26, has missed 16 games this season (three games from Nov. 16-20 and the last 13 games beginning on Dec. 17) with a sore left knee.

A three-time NBA All-Star and 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year, Roy has led the team in scoring in each of the last three seasons. He holds career averages of 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.08 steals in 297 career games (295 starts).

In 23 games (all starts) this season, Roy has averaged 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.13 steals in 35.3 minutes per game. He scored 20 points or more in nine contests and led the team in scoring eight times.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)

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