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Brandon Roy has yet to make much of an impact for his new team.credit: minnpost.com It’s always sad to see athletes struggle with injuries that interfere with becoming as good as they can be. There is no better example to this than Brandon Roy. While on the Blazers, Roy was an absolute force, and getting better by the day. It was only a few years ago that Brandon Roy was averaging 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists for Portland. Now, he can’t stay on the court. This offseason, Roy announced that he would attempt a comeback to the NBA. The Timberwolves, needing depth on the wing, took a gamble. He only played 5 games this season until requiring yet another knee surgery. His knees are so bad that he has been told by multiple doctors to retire for good, according to Oregon Live: Not just one doctor, but multiple doctors have told Roy that he should stop playing basketball. His knees are getting worse by the day. By now, at 28, he has had so many surgeries, so many treatments and seen so many doctors, he sounds like a specialist. He explains that he has degenerative arthritis, which erodes and eventually eliminates cartilage, with the same precision and ease that came to define his run of three consecutive All-Star appearances. And with the calm that made him one of the game’s best finishers, he explains that his knees have reached Level III arthritis. There are only four stages. “Level IV,” Roy says fearlessly, “is when you get a knee replacement.” This is something that nobody wants to hear. Brandon Roy had such a bright future not too long ago, and now he is walking the line of risking his long-term well-being. It’s tough to see someone so passionate and so good at what they do be forced out of the game by a health problem. Roy’s story is what helps me have zero sympathy toward Andrew Bynum, someone who has injury issues, but then decides to go bowling on a bad knee. Hopefully Roy can get the whole thing straightened out and finish the game on his own terms, whenever that might be. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Brandon Roy Has Been Told By Doctors To Retire, Again appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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The long-ailing right knee of Brandon Roy caused the talented guard to retire at one point. Now, he has undergone another surgery and has revealed that he has degenerative arthritis in his knee. Roy knew the risks associated with trying to come back, and he knew how bad his knee was when he returned to the league. Unfortunately, his body has once again won out over his desire...
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Matchup: Portland (5-6) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 10:00 PM ET
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