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Jay Allen broke the news on 95.5 this morning just before a Blazersedge guest spot on Gavin Dawson's morning show:  the surgery is done and the early, informal reports are that everything is fine and they're anticipating Roy being back on a relatively short schedule.  Apparently nothing major beyond the meniscus tear was found.

Official word will be coming later.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)

Update 1:  The same has been confirmed anonymously and unofficially (but directly to us) from within the organization.  No major difficulties, short recovery time, should be feeling chipper before the season starts.

--Dave

Update 2: Quick has some more information.

Roy will need 4-to-6 weeks to recover from Thursday's arthroscopic knee surgery according to team athletic trainer Jay Jensen. Roy underwent a 20-minute procedure in Vancouver, Wash., during which team physician Don Roberts removed a piece of cartilage that was causing irritation in Roy's left knee.

"He will definitely be playing by the time the season starts,'' Jensen said.

 -- Ben

Update 3:  Here is the official press release. --Dave

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers announced that guard Brandon Roy underwent arthroscopic surgery today to repair a partial tear in the meniscus of his left knee. Roy is expected to be out 4-8 weeks.

"We are looking forward to Brandon making a full recovery and expect him to be ready for the start of the regular season," said Trail Blazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

Trail Blazers team physician Dr. Don Roberts performed the surgery at Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center in Vancouver, Wash.