Brandon Roy Out 4-6 Weeks

Nov. 29, 2004

SEATTLE - University of Washington junior Brandon Roy (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) was diagnosed with a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and is projected to miss from four to six weeks, men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar announced Monday.

The 6-foot-5 guard suffered the knee injury Friday (Nov. 26) in the first half of the Huskies' 96-91 victory over Oklahoma. He played 12 minutes in that semifinal game at the Great Alaska Shootout. Roy re-entered the game briefly before halftime, but sat out the entire second half and was sidelined for all of Saturday's championship game win over Alabama.

Roy will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair the knee.

He led all scorers with 23 points in UW's season opener against Seattle Pacific on Nov. 19 and scored 25 points in Washington's win over Utah in the opening round of the Shootout on Thanksgiving. Roy currently ranks second on the team with an 18.0-point scoring average. He was shooting 62 percent from the field, hitting 24-of-39 attempts.

The Huskies (4-0), who moved up to 14th in this week's Associated Press poll, play at Gonzaga on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Tip-off is 5 p.m. for the game that will be televised live on FSN Northwest.

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