MINNESOTA CITY, MINNESOTA
The Minnesota Timberwolves thought they had won the jackpot this summer when Brandon Roy chose them as a destination to resurrect his career…and knees. The comeback tour has officially ended after Roy suffered a freak accident in the middle of the night on Saturday.
Roy had been rehabbing from a knee surgery he underwent in November. Both he and the team expected him to make a full recovery and be able to make a return this season. However, after Saturday, doctors doubt he will be able to walk normally again. Roy was fast asleep in bed when his knees suddenly gave out, waking him up instantly. He looked down to find both of his legs twisted and bent in a gruesome pretzel-like shape. Doctor Chim Richalds, who operated on Roy, weighed in on the accident:
“Brandon’s knees are…can I swear here? Well, they’re fucked. We had to amputate everything below the waist, he’ll be lucky to play basketball ever again.”
When pressed about Roy’s future Dr. Richalds responded,
“Well, he’s done for the year. I can’t rule him out for a return next season though.”