Portland Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy will have arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees next week…..The team says there is no timetable for the All-Star guard’s return. Roy has missed 16 games this season because of soreness in his knees, which he has said is caused by a lack of cartilage. Roy is averaging 16.6 points in 23 games this season. For his career, the three-time All-Star and 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year is averaging 19.9 points and 4.9 assists. Roy’s decision to have surgery was first reported by the Portland Tribune newspaper on its website. It will be performed next week by Dr. Don Roberts. “I’m trying to do the best thing I can to get back on the floor,” Roy said in a statement Thursday. “We’ve been able to get a number of different opinions and it’s something we’ve decided.” Last season, Roy had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee two days before the Blazers opened their first-round playoff series against Phoenix. He made a remarkable comeback and played in the fourth game of the series, which the Suns eventually won. In an interview Thursday posted on the team’s website, Blazers.com, Roy said he may have been putting strain on his left knee after having the procedure on his right knee.
The weight bearing surfaces of your knees are covered with articular cartilage. There are also two “shock absorbers” in your knee on either side of the joint. These two structures are called the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus. The menisci are horseshoe-shaped pieces of cartilage that help to center the knee joint during activity and minimize the amount of stress on the articular cartilage. The combination of the menisci and the articular cartilage in your knee produces a nearly frictionless gliding surface.
If a part of the meniscus is torn, it can cause a significant amount of pain. The lateral meniscus is more commonly injured than the medial meniscus. Some tears in the meniscus can heal themselves, others may require surgical treatment to help them heal, and some meniscal tears create fragments that need to be removed
Brandon Roy (Seattle’s own!!) has reportedly signed a5 year extension worth about $80 million…..not bad for a former Pac-10 Player of the Year….NBA Rookie of the Year…..and a NBA All-Star appearance….Brandon has put in work, remember the Portland Trailblazers went 21-61 before Brandon Roy was drafted, this season he lead them to a 54-28record and a playoff appearance.
Can I get some Microsoft stock??
Eli Manning of the New York Giants becomes the highest-paid QB in the NFL…..he signs a 6 year $ 97.5 million deal… $35 million is guaranteed….it averages out to roughly $16.25 a year ……his brother Peyton only brings home $14.17 million per year…..Eli was the Super Bowl MVP 2 years ago….he lead his team to a 12-4 record last season……before Eli came to New York the Giants were only 4-12 during the 2003 season
I make more than you Peyton!!
…..are question to you….. who is more valuable to their team….