Brandon Roy Speaks On His Injury

Courtesy of SB Nation's excellent Trail Blazers blog, Blazersedge, we have some statements from Brandon Roy regarding his injury. Roy's initial statement:

Last night I did that MRI when we got back. I think it was leaked a little bit that I had a bone bruise. The reason why I didn't want to speak is because the radiologist wasn't in to actually to read the scan. He was able to go over them, and I met with Doctor Roberts a couple of hours ago. It was confirmed that I had a meniscus tear and bone bruise. So we decided to try to come up with a strategy and I told them I would like to at least try to play on it and he thought it would be best if I waited until until either Friday or Saturday before I tested it. To try to let the inflammation calm down from yesterday. So that's the plan for now.

Of course it's disappointing. I was hoping for better news. I thought the bone contusion was ... I was happy about that but I knew the meniscus that there was a chance that it could have been torn. Disappointed but at the same time I still trying to keep an open mind that maybe there's a chance that I can play with this. But again, if I can play I want to be able to play at a level that can help this team. And not be a distraction so I'm going to take all of that into consideration when I go back out there and start to try to play again. Right now, it's just ice and rest for the next couple of days.  See where we're playing and I'm sure I'll try to start working out a little bit.

And then, when asked whether he's optimistic about playing:

Um... you know, I don't know right now. It's still swollen. It's actually still a little painful. But, um, I think that's why we decided to wait until Friday or Saturday even to even try to play on it again. I don't know. I want to play, it's the playoffs. You play 82 games and you take a beating just to get to these moments and I want to be out there. You know, the guys have done a great job all season long. Whether I play or not, I think the biggest thing is that if I do play, then I want to play at a level I can help. And if I don't, I want to make sure I'm supporting these guys because we still got a good team and I still think we can cause some damage.

For more from Brandon Roy's extensive availability with the media, head over to Blazersedge.

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