It was a very sad day for most basketball fans, even those outside of Portland, when Brandon Roy retired at the start of this season. The former ROY and 3-time all-star was thought of as the future of the NBA for a short period before some significant knee injuries took their toll. It has been widely accepted that Roy’s cartilage in his knee was worn away to the point of being virtually non-existent forcing him into retirement.
But is Roy retired for good? After all-star weekend, Roy told Eurobasket in an interview he may not be done just yet. Without giving any timelines, he references a specific procedure that he is hoping can bring him back to the court…
When met with skepticism regarding his comeback, Roy explained, ‘It’s the truth. It’s really hard being so far away from the game. I spend time watching Jamal (Crawford) and following all of his games; Will (Conroy) and Tre (Simmons) are both doing their thing, so it’s driving me to wanna come back out there. If the treatment I’ve been looking into can work, I believe there’s a good chance you will see Brandon Roy back hoopin’.’
That is amazing news to hear Brandon Roy talk that way about making a comeback. He certainly sounds confident. But what is this mystery procedure that could ail his knee to the point of playing professional basketball again? Is it the same type of regenerative surgery that Bryant received? There are still a lot of questions about Roy’s statements, but for now, lets all keep our fingers crossed we once again see ‘The Natural’ in the NBA.