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Roy out of playoffs

Fri., April 16, 2010

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will have knee surgery today and will miss the NBA playoffs, the team announced. Roy, who averaged 21.5 points, needs the surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He missed Portland’s final two regular-season games. Roy originally said that he would try to play on the knee for the playoffs. Sixth-seeded Portland plays the third-seeded Suns in the first round starting Sunday in Phoenix. “This was not an easy decision to make,” Roy said in a statement. “But, if I’m going to be out there, I want to be contributing. If we’re fortunate enough to advance in the playoffs, having the surgery now gives me the best opportunity to help our team.”

– Associated Press


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