Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Dire talk about Brandon Roy's hamstring
By Henry Abbott
Brandon Roy has been in and out of the Blazer lineup -- mostly out -- for all of 2010, thanks to a strained right hamstring.
The hope has been that nearly a month away from NBA game action would resolve the issue.
That ended last night, when Roy played two quick first-half stints, didn't look particularly good, and asked coach Nate McMillan to take him out of the game at halftime. He admitted after the game that he was preoccupied with his painful hamstring while on the court.
Roy says he has taken all kinds of treatments -- including plasma replacement therapy -- but the problem persists. After the game, he professed despair, even wondering at the rest of his season. Benjamin Golliver of BlazersEdge quotes Roy post-game, saying that "if this [pain] is with me the whole season then I don't really have a shot at playing." Asked if he felt his season was in jeopardy, Roy replied: "Yeah, I feel like that. I felt like that last night after practice, being on the bench. I talked to LaMarcus [Aldridge] and he's like 'What do you do next?' Me, I don't know. I don't know where to go."
Much of that conversation with reporters is on video at Portland Roundball Society.