We’ve already seen Andrew Bynum and Dirk Nowitzki deal with nagging knee problems this season and in years past and now we can add Brandon Roy to that list, as it was announced via ESPN.com that he will be undergoing knee surgery. This is especially concerning to Roy and Timberwolves fans, considering Roy has endured a career of chronic knee injuries.
There is currently no timetable for his return. That will be determined after his surgery, which will take place in the Twin Cities today, but considering he had to sit out all of last season with knee issues and considering he has already contemplated retirement, could this be the end of Roy’s career?
The arthroscopic surgery on his right knee will be Roy’s seventh knee surgery since high school and his fifth since turning pro. His arthritic knees don’t seem to be getting any better and Roy is not getting any younger, so with every new procedure he undergoes, it becomes less likely that he will be able to make a full enough recovery to continue to play at the professional level.
Some said it was a miracle that he was even ready to play this season and that it was a mistake on Minnesota’s part to sign him. Maybe those people were right after all. Roy had a fantastic seven-plus year career in the NBA and although it’s not officially over, I’m afraid I have to join the majority of NBA fans in saying that this is probably the last we will see of Roy in the NBA.