Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm  |  12 responses

Brandon Roy to Try a New Treatment on Injured Right Knee

Brandon Roy’s ailing right knee didn’t allow him to play last night, as he had hoped. Though the thought has crossed his mind, Roy hasn’t decided to retire just yet, and continues to seek medical solutions. Per the Star Tribune: “Ultimately, Roy — after consulting with yet another doctor — has decided upon a new treatment on his right knee that he hopes will allow him to return to action. Neither Roy nor the Wolves will know whether the new treatment will work for at least three or four weeks, team President of Basketball Operations David Kahn said before Saturday’s game with Phoenix. ‘Last week while practicing, I suffered a setback in my recovery,’ Roy said in a statement released by the team. ‘I’ve felt better since the recent surgery, but I am not all the way better. The past two days I have been weighing all of my options as I try to continue my basketball career. 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.’ But, according to Kahn, Roy considered all options in recent days, including leaving the game for the second time in three seasons. The Target Center media room was set up Saturday morning for a news conference, one that was never held. Chronic knee problems forced Roy, a three-time All-Star while in Portland, to retire following the 2010-11 season. But, after undergoing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Roy felt good enough to attempt a comeback, signing a two-year, $10 million deal with the Wolves last summer. Kahn said Roy felt very good during training camp, and in the preseason until he knocked knees during a preseason game. From then on Roy has been struggling. He played in the team’s first five regular-season games, but in significant pain. He ultimately opted for an arthroscopic procedure.’ [...] Kahn didn’t specify what the new treatment would be, but he did say it wasn’t another surgery or procedure. The impact of the latest news won’t have a huge impact on the court, where rookie Alexey Shved has benefited from the minutes that might have gone to Roy.”

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  • The Philosopher

    We have to admire Roy’s determination.
    His obvious love for the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    I feel ya

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    He Just don’t quit

  • real

    air penny part 2

  • MikeC.

    Dude might want to shut it down before they have to just hack the leg off.

  • fat guy

    that’s what she said

  • anonymous

    No we don`t. Roy is an idiot. And Minnesota isn`t any better. There are healthier players in the d-league who can give them the same production for minimum pay. Meanwhile Minnesota is paying Roy $5 mil for 5.8 ppg. Absurd

  • Max

    Retire, Roy.

  • Anthony Dixon

    lol u mad at Roy for wanting to play… Its not his fault Minnesota wants to pay him…

  • Seth

    Of course these types of comments usually go “anonymous.” What a troll.

  • Sam

    I agree. Some people can`t handle the truth. Roy should`ve never came back. This is not heroic. This is not admirable. This is irrational and stupid on the part of both the player and the team. Roy is risking his long-term health and Minnesota made a $5 mil investment in a player who cannot stay on the court. Giving Roy a contract is the equivalent of throwing away money with his deteriorating knee and game. Senseless deals such as this is one reason why the Wolves have not seen the playoffs since Garnett.