Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy, who was forced to retire in 2011 due to ongoing knee issues, underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today on his right knee after banging it with a Bucks player in the Wolves last pre-season game on October 26th. The team’s orthopaedic doctor, Dr. David Fischer, performed the surgery at the TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the Timberwolves are reporting that the All-Star guard is expected to miss approximately 1 month.
President of basketball operations for the Timberwolves, David Kahn, released this statement regarding Roy’s injury:
“Brandon had been experiencing some right knee pain, dating back to 10/26, when he banged knees with a Bucks player. The pain became more pronounced on Nov. 9 during our game against Indiana. We support Brandon’s decision to have the arthroscopic procedure, & look forward to his return when he feels ready to play.”
Coach Rick Adelman on Roy’s injury:
“I think he feels like it’s worth doing…Making sure everything’s all right, so you have to just go with it and hopefully when it’s over with he’ll be able to come back.”