The All-Star player for the Portland Trailblazers, Brandon Roy, had to reluctantly announce his retirement at the age of 27 due to knee problems. For just five seasons, Roy provided the team a major effort starting with an average of 16.8 points a game during his rookie year, peaking at 22.6 points a game during his third season with the team. Last season, Roy had to miss 35 games due to injuries.
The team’s orthopedist, Dr. Don Roberts examination of the Blazers star revealed way too much degenerative knee damage for Roy to continue his career as an NBA player, effectively ending his short carer with the stunning announcement on Friday.
Despite knee surgery, Roy had bone on bone friction in his knees, resulting in new damage each time he would attempt to run, jump and shoot the ball. The extent of this damage has to have serious consequences for his future life in retirement as well. He may have made a lot of money as a top NBA player, and has handsome good looks, but he leaves professional sports with some serious injuries that are sure to degrade his future personal life.
It’s a very sad end to a career of a very fine professional basketball player.
Friday was a devastatingly bad day news day for the Portland Trailblazers. Not only was the bad news about Brandon Roy announced, but Blazers center Greg Oden suffered another injury recovery setback, and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge was sidelined with an ongoing heart related problem.