If Shakespeare were alive today and crafting his endlessly depressing plays still, he may consider one about Brandon Roy's basketball career. The incredibly talented guard has never been able to truly live up to his potential because of injuries. He is currently sidelined with yet another injury, and unfortunately, the Timberwolves guard has had another setback on his knee.
According to Jon Krawcynzki of the Associated Press, Roy is struggling to get healthy.
Brandon Roy says he had a setback recently w/right knee. Still hopeful to play this season. Just doesn't look good
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) January 31, 2013
Roy was diagnose with Grade IV arthritis in his right knee. He knows that if he can make a comeback it won't be a long one. Yet he is still trying. And he deserves some credit for that. When he has managed to be on the court, Roy has proven to be an impressive offensive threat. Unfortunately, he has not been able to play enough to remind us all of that.
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Roy played in just five games this season before succumbing to his knee issues again. He retired after the 2010-11 season only to attempt a comeback this year. Now, even with all the issues he's been saddled with, Roy is still not ready to give it up.
In his career, Roy has played for the Portland Trailblazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has averaged 18.8 points and 4.7 assists per game in his career. I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again, I am biased in my overall impression of Roy's skills. I am a Pac-10/12 guy and Roy always impressed when he was on the court with the Washington Huskies. He has talent, but his knees have never let him fully exploit that talent.