Does Roy’s Injury Finally End The Trail Blazers’ Playoff Hopes?

November 19th, 2010 by Jesus Shuttlesworth Leave a reply »
With the news of Greg Oden having to miss another season, it is becoming more and more likely that he will be let go when the season is up. He still shows signs of being a defensive minded player, but his string of tough luck injuries will probably cost him his career in Portland. There is another player in Portland, though, that may be getting forced out by injuries as well... Brandon Roy.

Knee Problems Aren't Going Away
Ever since his miraculous return during last year's playoffs, Roy has been struggling with an injury to his left knee. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that he will miss games with knee injuries that don't seem to be getting better. The injury is getting worse at such a rapid rate that management may look into lowering his minutes and resting him in between back-to-back games. Roy seems to have lost some of his speed and explosiveness that made him an All-Star and household name during the earlier part of his career.

If true, this would be a crushing blow to a team that has been flying well under the radar since their series with the Houston Rockets a few years back. Houston can definitely relate to Portland as Roy's s ...

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