Roy Suffers Career-Jeopardizing Setback in Rehab
Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Brandon Roy suffered another setback to his surgically repaired knees that could potentially put his career in jeopardy, again.
According to league sources, the 28-year-old Roy has seen little progress in his rehab re-injuring his knees against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 9. Consequently, doctors have questioned whether his knees can withstand the grind of an 82-game NBA season, pitting Roy’s career at the end of the line.
Roy opted to return to the hardwood this season (after a full season off) with the promise of playing for a championship contender, especially with the emergence of Andrei Kilinlenko, Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. He underwent a course of platelet-rich plasma therapy (the same that both Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady had) and a grueling rehabilitation program. Unfortunately, his chronic knee problems still caught up with him and finally opted for another surgery to his right knee on Nov. 19. He returned to practice Thursday.
Roy has long been dubbed one of the premier shooting guards in the league when healthy. In five seasons with the Portlant Trail Blazers, he earned the 2007 Rookie of the Year nod and appeared in three All-Star games. In his prime, he averaged 20+ points and 5+ assists per contest.
The veteran guard signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Timberwolves, but hasn’t played up to the expectations the team was hoping for. In fact, Roy has only played in five regular season games and hasn’t scored more than 10 points in a contest.
If Roy does settle on retirement it will be a tragic end to a once promising star.
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