Blazers to be without Roy until further notice

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Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Roy (7) dribbles as Los Angeles Clippers Ryan Gomes, center, and Eric Gordon defend during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers all-star, Brandon Roy, will be out of commission indefinitely because of sore knees, the team’s general manager said Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the team said Roy would miss Thursday night’s game against Utah with a sore left knee but by the afternoon General Manager Rich Cho said Roy would be out indefinitely.

“Unfortunately, Brandon Roy’s condition has not significantly improved and we’ve decided to hold him out indefinitely,” said Cho in a statement. “In the short term, we’re going to proceed with an extended period of rest. Beyond that, we’re looking at all available treatment options to help better determine a course of action.”

No surgery is scheduled as of now.

“After sitting out these last two weeks, the knee really hasn’t improved to where I think I can go out there and be much better than I was my last game,” Roy said from the Blazers’ locker room before Thursday’s game. “So that kind of led to this decision to say, ‘well, let’s try to continue to figure out some different ways so we can get you back out there on the court.’”

The three-time all-star has missed the last six games with knee problems.