Injury update: Brandon Roy suffers setback in knee rehab

Oct 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy (3) against the Chicago Bulls at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Bulls 82-75. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The three-time NBA All-Star Brandon Roy has been trying to get back into the NBA, despite his chronic knee issues, but has only managed to play in 5 games this season.

According to a FOX Sports North report, Roy has suffered yet another setback in his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

“I am able to work out,” Roy said. “But we’re trying to get a new schedule where we don’t pound day to day. Maybe I’ll work hard on Monday, then go lighter on Tuesday, to see if that will get me closer to being able to play games and get into shape to where I can’t practice as much, but I can play some games.”

“There are moments when I don’t know if it will happen again,” Roy said of returning to the court. “And then I’ll start working out, building, and I get to a place where I have a great workout.”

The report says that Roy increased the intensity of his rehab recently, which unfortunately resulted in a setback, as he tweaked his knee.

It’s really hard to see a guy as humble and genuine as Roy struggle through so much adversity. He has shown a tremendous amount of resilience in what seems a hopeless case. Most people would have thrown in the towel already, but Roy refuses to allow his career to end just yet. Yet the further down the road we go, the less likely it seems that we will ever see Roy put on a Timberwolves, or any other team’s, uniform and step on an NBA court again.


Topics: Brandon Roy, Minnesota Timberwolves

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