Brandon Roy will have arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees next week, the Portland Trail Blazers announced on Thursday. According to a press release posted on SB Nation blog Blazersedge, there is no timetable for Roy's return to the court. But the All-Star guard hopes the double knee surgery will push his recovery forward.
"I'm trying to do the best thing I can to get back on the floor," said Roy. "We've been able to get a number of different opinions and it's something we've decided."
Roy hasn't played since Dec. 15, 2010, due to knee pain. In the last week of December, the team announced that Roy would be out indefinitely, and there have reportedly been differing opinions on how the guard would best be set up for an eventual pain-free return.
Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune reported Wednesday that arthroscopic surgery could allow for Roy to get back in action this season. The Blazers are currently 20-19, in the No. 8 spot in the West. In Roy's place, free agent pick-up Wesley Matthews has helped LaMarcus Aldridge carry the scoring load. Portland is also frequently mentioned in Devin Harris rumors, with the idea the Nets point guard could potentially fit better with Roy than current lead Andre Miller does.