Aug 15, 2008

What does Brandon Roy's Injury Mean?


Deja Vu? A key cog to the Blazers' resurgence requiring microfracture surgery on his knee. In both cases (Oden & Roy), team doctors found what was an otherwise unknown problem during a "routine checkup." Is this a coincidence, or are the Blazers working out a little too hard in the offseason and not giving their bodies enough rest after the wear-and-tear of the regular season?


One thing is for certain: Brandon Roy can now be officially given the "injury-prone" label. Just two seasons into his thus far illustrious career, he has been an ongoing health problem. I don't even bother picking him up in my fantasy league because I know there is a good chance I'll be sitting on him for 20+ games/year. Even Baron Davis gave me 82 games last season...


Many fans in the Portland area were depressed to hear the news. They immediately envisioned another lottery year, and are fearing "rebuilding" mode will be in effect for yet another season. I don't think we should jump to that conclusion just yet. The silver lining on this unfortunate event is that Bayless and Fernandez will be forced into more significant roles from the get-go. I think both of these guys are going to be electric: now there is no excuse for sitting them on the pine to start the season.


I may be optimistic, but I don't think this injury is going to hurt the Blazers too much in the long run. After all, Roy will be back long before the stretch run and this roster is loaded with young talent at the guard spots. Blazer Nation, help me weigh in on this set of circumstances...

4 comments:

KneeJerkNBA said...

I was bummed when I heard about this. As soon as Oden comes back, Roy goes down. WTF?

GB's Fav Five said...

Luckily, they expect him to be ready to go before the season begins. The timetable KP gave for his return was 4-6 weeks, well before the season opener. What is more alarming to me is that this is his 3rd knee surgery. Although small knee surgeries, a Blazer fan can't help but cringe every time he goes to the rack following one of his smooth crossovers. In somewhat good news he had this same surgery on his other knee when he was in college and was able to come back to play North Carolina after only 3 weeks. I'm crossing my fingers...and also trying to talk myself into thinking, in the words of Bob Marley, "every-little-thing is going to be alright!"

Walton's Wisdom said...

Yeah, I don't think it ended up being very serious. More serious is his injury history. I'm hoping he doesn't end up in Baron Davis territory, never able to play a full 82.

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