Roy out through All-Star break

PORTLAND – Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will miss Portland’s next three games and the NBA All-Star game with a right hamstring strain, it was announced this afternoon by general manager Kevin Pritchard.

“Unfortunately, I’m not where I was hoping I would be physically at this point,” Roy said. “It’s a setback and I’m obviously disappointed, but my entire focus is getting back on the court, contributing and helping our team down the stretch.”

Roy initially injured his hamstring Jan. 13 against Milwaukee, and reaggravated it Jan. 20 at Philadelphia. He has missed 11 of Portland’s last 12 games heading into tonight’s game with the Los Angeles Lakers.

“This was not a decision that any of us wanted to make, but in the end we had to do what was best for Brandon,” Pritchard said. “We’re hopeful that this extended rest will put Brandon in the best possible position to return to the lineup shortly after the All-Star break.”

Roy will undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy with Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic next Monday in Los Angeles.

Roy leads the team in scoring (23.1), made free throws (213) and minutes (38.3), and ranks second on the squad in assists (5.0) and steals (1.0). Roy, who has played 40 games this season, has led the team in scoring 25 times and assists on 15 occasions.

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