Will he or won't he be able to return? That is the question that everyone asks about Brandon Roy, including himself. The Minnesota Timberwolves guard is trying to recover from yet another knee surgery, but it will be an uphill battle. He understands this may be his last shot. If he can recover and play again, great. If he can't, he may be done for good.
Roy suffered a setback during practice that caused him to second guess his desire to come back at all says Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest. When he felt that familiar pop in his knee, he wanted to give up. And no one would blame him. But Roy is going to continue working and try to come back this year. He will make a decision on his future after this season.
“I look at it like this has got to be the last season,” he said. “I don’t have any regrets because I know I tried to give it another season. So me saying this has to be the last season, it’s not as difficult as it was last year. I tried. I gave it that last effort and it’s time to move on. I’m at that range to where I’m at peace with things.”
Roy has already had numerous surgeries on his knee and has been diagnosed with Grade IV arthritis. His playing career will be limited regardless, but he's not quite ready to call it quits. Roy had briefly retired after numerous injuries with the Portland Trail Blazers, but he made his return this season with the Timberwolves.
In his limited action this year, Roy has averaged 5.8 points per game and 4.6 assists per game. In his career, he has averaged 18.8 points and 4.7 assists per game.