Blazers: Guard Brandon Roy Underwent Successful Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that guard Brandon Roy underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on both of his knees on Monday. Roy remains out indefinitely.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Monday on both knees, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.

Dr. Don Roberts performed the surgery in Vancouver, Wash. No timetable has been set for Roy's recovery.

"We're hopeful today's procedure will help alleviate some of the pain Brandon has been experiencing in his knees and allow him to get back to playing basketball again," said Cho.

Roy, 26, has missed 18 games this season (three games from Nov. 16-20 and the last 15 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.    

The Blazers announced last week that Roy had opted to undergo the procedures and announced yesterday that the procedures would take place today. Roy discussed the decision here

For more information about arthroscopic surgeries and what it means for Roy, click here

The Blazers first announced that Roy would be out indefinitely with knee pain on Dec. 30. Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said shortly thereafter that he is optimistic regarding Roy's future.

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

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