Everyone is rooting for Brandon Roy to overcome his knee issues but the fact remains it’s an extremely difficult injury to play through. It’s sad that he’s so young and such an immense talent but once again he is mulling retirement. Read more after the jump.
The 28 year old shooting guard retired in 2011 after several knee surgeries and the erosion of knee cartilage. He began to work out and build himself back into basketball shape including undergoing the knee treatment that revitalized the careers of Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady. He returned to the league signing a 2-year $10 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves but played just five regular season games before the issues with his knees returned. The Timberwolves acknowledged that they anticipated lingering issues with his knees and stood behind him 100 percent, but now Roy is faced with yet another tough decision.
“….The past two days I have been weighing all of my options as I try to continue my basketball career,” Roy said in a statement released by the team. “I have decided to explore additional treatment options and an extensive rehabilitation plan.
“My goal has been, and continues to be, to return to the basketball court as healthy as possible in order to help our team.”
After Roy’s latest setback he strongly considered retirement rather than more rehabilitation but he has since decided to further explore his options. Although the outlook is bleak, I wish him the very best and hope he can find a solution.