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Brandon Roy Update

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Post#31 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:58 pm by Basti

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Basti wrote:Wearing casts has no effects on your knees if you have Arthritis. His knees are lacking cartilage which in turn causes the kneecaps to grind on the bones causing tons of pain. .


Small correction here. I do not think it is kneecaps which are causing it. Kneecap or patella itself is a bone and it is sliding in patellofemoral groove of femoral bone during flexion and extension of the knee. Problem is he lacks cartilage ( meniscus) which helps absorb shock during impact exercise like running and jumping. So it is way more likely that it is femoral condyles rubbing on tibial plateau causing pain. Still bone on bone at the end of the day.
Here is a little knee anatomy picture to understand better. Menisci are cartilaginous discs sitting between femur and tibia and providing shock absorbtion, take them out and you have bone on bone whenever you jump or run.

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Thanks for the input. I wasn't entirely sure about it but that's what I remembered an orthopedist told me when I went to him because of similar issues.
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Post#32 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:51 am by Nitroglycerin

Roy brought the injury bug in Minnesota like the one that screwed up the Blazers.
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Post#33 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:12 pm by Klomp

Kahn touch this wrote:Roy brought the injury bug in Minnesota like the one that screwed up the Blazers.

We already had the sophomore curse years before Roy got here
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Post#34 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:01 pm by eyeteeth

So Brandon Roy practiced with the team today. The noise is clear that he plans on playing. This is totally nuts to me.

Of course, we really do need 10 minutes a game from any decent player, but I'd put the over/under for number of games he plays before going out again at about 20, maybe 18. It blows my mind what he's willing to go through to play just a few more minutes of NBA ball.
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Post#35 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:51 pm by southern wolf

Yeah, you can't help but think he is going to regret coming out of retirement when he's older. How are his knees going to feel when he's 50?
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Post#36 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:00 am by Calinks

Anyone know why he is never with the team on the bench?
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Post#37 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:06 am by Worm Guts

southern wolf wrote:Yeah, you can't help but think he is going to regret coming out of retirement when he's older. How are his knees going to feel when he's 50?


I don't know, how do replacement knees feel?
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Post#38 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:20 am by Calinks

When he's 50 medical science will have him feeling great.
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Post#39 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:37 am by GopherIt!

C.lupus wrote:Is it wrong that I read the thread title and immediately hoped it was news of his retirement?



Confucius say that was a "knee jerk reaction."
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Post#40 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:00 am by Murphs56

He can't possibly start with Shved playing the way he's playing.
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Post#41 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:42 am by Narf

southern wolf wrote:Yeah, you can't help but think he is going to regret coming out of retirement when he's older. How are his knees going to feel when he's 50?

They will be titanium by that point either way me thinks.
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Post#42 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:53 pm by ...

From our boy Zgoda...

* Brandon Roy practiced fully and intends to do so tomorrow. If Friday's workout goes well, he said there's a chance he could return for the first time since Nov. 9 for Saturday's game.

"If everything feels good, I'll talk to Coach and see if Saturday is the day," he said.

Roy did 5-on-5 half-court work on Thursday and will scrimmage with his teammates on Friday in his first back-to-back practices since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee five weeks ago.

"These two days are good for me," Roy said. "Today was a good day, so going again tomorrow will just give me the confidence and reassurance that I can go out there and play in the game."
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Post#43 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:12 pm by Klomp

“@APkrawczynski: Brandon Roy missed practice today for personal reasons. So I'd say that makes playing Saturday pretty doubtful. #Twolves”
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Post#44 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:35 pm by Basti

Ugh. I was hoping to see him play for 10-15 minutes to avoid another game of Barea or Luke trying to defend their opponents.
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Post#45 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:37 pm by cpfsf

still not liking this.
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Post#46 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:58 pm by Tirion

His 2nd year is already unguaranteed, right?
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Post#47 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:02 pm by shrink

Tirion wrote:His 2nd year is already unguaranteed, right?


Correct - he will not make the minimum requirements to guarantee his next year, so he's conceptually just an expiring now.
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Post#48 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:05 pm by Tirion

Okay, play him then, Wolves can use anybody on the wings right now.
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Post#49 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:42 pm by Murphs56

Personal Reasons that the Wolves didn't disclose. He's probably contemplating retirement. Solid move Kahn
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Post#50 Re: Brandon Roy Update
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:26 pm by Adenusi

Roy coming back isn't going to solve anything We all know where the real problem lies.
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