Brandon Roy to undergo fifth-career knee surgery this week

11/19/12 in NBA   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Just five games into a return from year-long unofficial retirement and Brandon Roy is again experiencing alarming issues with his knees. After a series of setbacks this season, the situation has reached the stage that Brandon Roy is scheduled to undergo another right knee arthroscopic surgery this week.
 
At only the age of 28, it will be the fifth arthroscopic knee surgery of Brandon Roy’s NBA career and the seventh since his high school.
 
Once, a former Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy was a rising NBA guard and fan favorite with the Portland Trail Blazers who selected him 6th overall in the 2006 drafts.
 
Following a five-year career, Brandon Roy was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers who used the Amnesty clause to take the three-time All-Star off their salary cap while still paying the $63 million remaining on his contract. Brandon Roy remained unclaimed on waivers in December 2011 choosing to retire on medical issues stemming from his arthritic and degenerative knees.
 
However, during the offseason, Brandon Roy made a surprise return from retirement, undergoing a preemptive Regenokine treatment which focuses on spinning platelet-rich blood to reduce the swelling around knee joints.
 
Brandon Roy signed to a two-year, $10 million non-guaranteed contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves during July this year.
 
Even after the revolutionary alternative to surgery procedure, Brandon Roy has been far from his old self during the five games he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, averaging 5.8 points on a 31.4 percent from the field, 4.6 assist and 2.8 rebounds while logging 24.4 minutes per game. In his first press conference coming-off for retirement, Bradon Roy targeted to play at a “high level” 35 minutes per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.
 
So far, Brandon Roy has reaggravated his ailing knees thrice with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Initailly, Brandon Roy banged up his right knee in the preseason final against Milwaukee Bucks on 26th October, which resulted in a bump and bruise. Later, Brandon Roy bumped his knee several times during practice with teammates and again reaggrevated the injury in the first half of the 9th November game against Milwaukee Bucks, consequently sitting out the next series. The Minnesota Timberwolves held Brandon Roy out of their road loss to Chicago Bulls the next day with “knee soreness.”
 
Since, Brandon Roy has missed three games against the Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Bobcats and Washington Wizards this week. But on Thursday he was optimistic about returning to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first time at Portland on 23rd November.
 
That was before announcing the impeding knee surgery this week.
 
There is no schedule yet for Brandon Roy’s return from knee surgery.
 
Still Brandon Roy claims he has no regrets about his performance and level of participation with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.
 
“I wouldn’t be disappointed either way. If it ends in three weeks, it ends. It’s over. I’m totally satisfied with what I’ve done,” Brandon Roy said regarding the delayed return from reemering knee issues. “I know the sacrifice and the effort that I put into coming back. It took a lot of discipline to get to where I am.”
 
“That’s all I care about: how hard I’ve worked.’’
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