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Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was reportedly considering retirement after suffering a setback with his knee following a recent surgery but he says he will "explore additional treatment options."
Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is reportedly considering retirement after suffering "setbacks" during his rehabilitation from a recent knee surgery.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter...
Minnesota's Brandon Roy has had setbacks in knee rehab and a return date is uncertain, league source tells Y! Sports.
After surgery last month, Roy had returned to Minnesota practice before issues with knees forced him to step away again in past 48 hours.
Jon Krawcyznski of the Associated Press reports on Twitter...
Brandon Roy is weighing retirement vs looking for 1 more medical procedure to try to help his knees. He's gone back and forth last 2 days
All signs are pointing toward retirement for Roy but it's understandable that he's taking a little extra time to make sure it's best move
Problem is there is no magic pill or surgery to cure what ails Roy. So we all know where this is headed
Update: The Timberwolves released the following statement on behalf of Roy on Saturday evening.
"Last week while practicing, I suffered a setback in my recovery. 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 court as healthy as possible in order to help our team. "
Roy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Nov. 19. The Timberwolves expected him to be sidelined for one month at the time. A few weeks after the surgery, it was reported that Roy was weighing retirement again.
As recently as Thursday, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reported that Roy participated "fully" in practice as he prepared to make his return.
Back in July, Roy said he underwent blood-spinning treatment in his knees prior to making his comeback with the Timberwolves. Recently, Timberwolves GM David Kahn, who signed Roy to a two-year deal this summer worth a reported $10 million, said that he was not surprised by Roy missing time due to injury. The early returns for Roy's play were not good.
While in Portland, Roy underwent arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees in January 2011 and he underwent surgery on his right knee in April 2010 to repair a slight meniscus tear. The Blazers released Roy using the amnesty clause in December 2011 and he spent the 2011-12 season in unofficial retirement.
Roy, 28, has averaged 5.8 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 24.4 minutes in his five appearances for the Timberwolves.
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