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Brandon Roy out, considered day to day with sore right knee

Nov 10, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

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Brandon Roy returning to basketball after being forced to retire due to knee issues is certainly a heartwarming story. But he’s been a shell of his former self in his first few games with the Timberwolves this season, and those knee issues are creeping up once again.

Roy sat out Saturday’s game against the Bulls due to soreness in his right knee, reports ESPNChicago. He’s considered day to day with the injury, and Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman doesn’t know how long he’ll be out, but did say that coming into the season, a certain amount of missed time from Roy was to be expected.

“You know the guys that have had the knee problems he’s had or anybody who had knee problems, you’re going to have things where you step back a little bit. So I’m not going to be overly concerned right now.

“We knew it could be a situation where he wouldn’t be playing (at times this season.) But we didn’t know when it was. We just had to go and try to play him and take it day by day and see how he’s responded. So far since the start of training camp, he’s been pretty good. Hopefully, it’s just a minor setback. I certainly expected him not to go all the way through the whole time (this season).”

Chase Budinger got the start for Roy on Saturday, and managed nine points and four assists in 28 minutes. Minnesota dropped the game in Chicago by a final of 87-80 to fall to 4-2 on the young season.

  1. eugenesaxe - Nov 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    And so it begins. Shame he couldn’t just admit his knees are gone and stay retired with dignity.

    • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Nov 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

      You can’t blame him though. Considering his age, it’s not easy to swallow the word “retirement.”

      He probably isn’t that convinced that he has to hang up his jerseys. Not just yet.

      • eugenesaxe - Nov 10, 2012 at 11:38 PM

        He managed to get 10mil out of MINN, I applaud that.

  2. 69jaredallen69 - Nov 11, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Rumor is Budinger tore his acl tonight now…this team is cursed

  3. 00maltliquor - Nov 11, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    Hereeee we go again….

  4. jintzforever - Nov 11, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    He retired from our Blazers with bone on bone in BOTH knees. Not a surprise he is hurting. Guess he missed the game but the dude is not long for the league again.

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