From Brian T. Smith:
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will receive an infusion of protein rich plasma today in the attempt to heal his strained right hamstring, Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said.
Once Roy receives the infusion, the initial process takes seven days to run its course. Roy will then be re-evaluated, and the team will determine when the two-time All-Star is able to return the court. Thus, Roy will at least miss seven days (five games) and could miss more.
I’m selfishly lamenting the fact that I will not be able to see the Boston media horde descend upon Roy with a game of “20 questions you’ve already heard 20 times,” but a little time off should actually help Roy in the long run. His usage rate was skyrocketing in recent weeks and the current state of the hamstring injury sounds like decent damage control vs. something like a completely torn muscle. Roy can take as long as he needs.
Here’s a link from Ben Golliver to the New York Times detailing the treatment Roy will receive. If I remember correctly, the New York Mets Jose Reyes underwent the same therapy.
Programming note: I will indeed be at the game in Boston tonight for my work with NBA.com. Hoping to come away with some decent material, but the expanded Re-Thoughts likely will not be up until the A.M. I’ll try to keep up with live tweets starting when I get to the arena in a few hours, but during the game you can follow along at Celtics.com with their live in-game chat that I participate in. Once the game starts, refresh the page and the chat will pop up automatically.