Brandon Roy spoke to reporters today after the Timberwolves' shootaround for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee last month. When asked if he was considering retiring after his latest setback, Roy said the thought hadn't crossed his mind.
"A few people asked me that," Roy said, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. "And I don’t pay attention much to the media. I don’t really read that stuff. But I don’t know where that could have come from. But no, I never thought about walking away. It was, for me, just do I want to go through another procedure or do I want to play through it. that was more my question than walking away."
Roy himself acknowledged following the surgery that "if it ends in three weeks, it ends." However, he seemed to be referring to a scenario in which his knees didn't recover from the procedure. The former Trail Blazer confessed again today that further issues would be cause for concern, but said his knee feels good, and that the nagging discomfort he felt earlier in the season no longer seems to be an issue.
The Timberwolves signed Roy to a two-year contract this summer, though the second year figures to become non-guaranteed, given the time the 28-year-old has missed already due to knee troubles.