Brandon Roy suffering from degenerative arthritis
Minnesota Timberwolves' shooting guard Brandon Roy has admitted that he is suffering from level III degenerative arthritis. Roy, who has long suffered from knee issues, said that his knees have reached the point of level III and that, at level IV, Roy would be required to get a knee replacement. Roy claims that doctors have told him to stop playing basketball as he strain he is putting on his knees is in the process of eroding the cartilage completely.
Roy, the 2007 Rookie of the Year, saw his career get off to an extremely promising start before it was derailed by injuries. In five season, Roy has never played a full 82 games though he played in 78 in the 2008-2009 season. Roy was forced to retire from the NBA following the 2010-2011 season due to injuries but made a comeback this season with the Timberwolves. However, Roy appeared in just five games before needing surgery on his knee.
In 326 career games, Roy has averaged 18.8 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game.