Chauncey Billups Unsure if Knee Injury Will End His Career

by February 25, 2014
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Chauncey Billups, 37, admits that he’s not sure if he’ll play again after undergoing minor left knee surgery last week (which is expected to keep him out 2-3 weeks.) The veteran point guard doesn’t want to get back on the court if his body continues to fail him. Per the Detroit Free Press:

After Chauncey Billups finished speaking to the media late Monday night, he was asked if Father Time had him up against the ropes.

Billups just smiled and said: “The gas light is on. I don’t know if there’s 15 miles or 30 miles left.”

So with only one year left (a team option) on his deal, is retirement a possibility?

“It all kind of just depends how this feels, how things are with the knee,” Billups said of a return next season. “If the knee is fine, sure I would like to come back. But if it’s not, I don’t want to come back to this.

“It’s tough to do this and we’re not a winning team at this stage. It’s tough to do that, but hopefully in a perfect world and my knee is fine … I feel like if my knee was fine we probably wouldn’t be in the position that we’re in.”