BRANDON ROY SIDELINED THROUGH ALL-STAR BREAK
Portland guard to undergo PRP therapy on Monday
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will miss Portland's next three games and the NBA All-Star Game with a right hamstring strain, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.
“Unfortunately, I'm not where I was hoping I would be physically at this point,” said Roy. “It's a setback and I'm obviously disappointed, but my entire focus is getting back on the court, contributing and helping our team down the stretch.”
Roy initially injured his hamstring January 13 vs. Milwaukee and re-aggravated it January 20 at Philadelphia. He has missed 11 of Portland's last 12 games heading into tonight's game with the L.A. Lakers.
“This was not a decision that any of us wanted to make, but in the end we had to do what was best for Brandon,” said Pritchard. “We're hopeful that this extended rest will put Brandon in the best possible position to return to the line-up shortly after the All-Star break.”
Roy will undergo Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy with Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles on Monday.
Roy leads the team in scoring (23.1), free throws made (213) and minutes (38.3), and ranks second on the squad in assists (5.0) and steals (1.03). In just 40 games this season, he has led the team in scoring 25 times and assists on 15 occasions (including ties).