Portlands Brandon Roy near the end of his career?

November 13, 2010 @ 18:49:39
Only 25 years old, the countdown towards the end of Roy's career has officially started...

According to reports, Roy has literally NO mensicus in either knee. The meniscus is what cushions the impact of running and jumping (wear and tear on your bones) on your knees, so Roy is literally bone on bone.

And other than rest and anti-inflammatory medicine to help with the pain (which are bad for your liver), there is nothing that can be done. Microfracture surgery isn't an option. The whole point of microfracture is to stimulate new growth of articular cartilage (what covers the tips of your bones). Roy doesn't have anything to cushion his knees, so new articular cartilage would just be worn out before it could even grow.

I can't see Roy's career lasting much more than two or three more seasons max. His heart and mind are going to be tested more than ever before because he's going to be in a lot of pain and have to take medication just to endure it. Pain, swelling and stiffness in both knees are going to be things Roy experiences for the rest of his career.

At what point will he shut it down and start thinking about LIFE after basketball with his kids and family? With no mensicus in either knee, he's facing serious articular cartilage wear and tear, which will lead to bone deterioration.

Thoughts on Roy and the future of the Blazers? Keep in mind, Blazers former GM Kevin Pritchard, just signed Roy to a max extension last season.
November 13, 2010 @ 18:52:20
how the fuck is he in the NBA with no meniscus ?
November 14, 2010 @ 06:09:35
Yall see that shit last night? He hit a cross over and had to sit out the rest of the game...no contact or anything.
November 14, 2010 @ 14:40:13
it's just the trailblazer curse. even though he probably won't have any crazy seasons like 08-09, he can still be a formidable catch and shoot player.
November 16, 2010 @ 01:05:35
im hella sad by this

fuck greg oden, its the greg oden curse i swear
November 26, 2010 @ 16:00:35
trail blazers have such a good team, there just destined for injuries left and right
November 26, 2010 @ 16:19:46
It's sad. Roy has all the tools to be the best SG once Kobe retires.
November 26, 2010 @ 18:53:22
November 29, 2010 @ 10:38:44
All you had to do was search homey its weeks old


Gotta feel sorry for Roy, who says he will keep playing through the pain until he gets microfracture surgery. From the Oregonian:
November 29, 2010 @ 14:02:16
i'm a laker fan but i really feel bad for the blazers, they've never really recovered from losing to the lakers all those years ago. they have the worst luck ever, they get greg oden only to have him get constantly injured while kevin durant becomes an all-star. now you get brandon roy and his problems, hopefully he can still play for awhile.
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