Less than two years ago, Brandon Roy was one of the best young stars in the NBA. After multiple knee injuries, Roy lost much of the explosiveness that made him one of the league's best players.
Shortly before the start of this season, Roy was forced to retire because of his injuries.
Now, less than three months later, Roy may be considering a comeback.
In a recent interview with 'Eurobasket, the 27-year old said he might be playing basketball again soon.
It's hard being away from the game. Don't be surprised if you see Brandon Roy make his way back to the court, said the guard speaking in the third person.
Roy said seeing the NBA on television makes it hard to no longer be in the league.
I spend time watching Jamal (Crawford) and following all of his games; Will (Conroy) and Tre (Simmons) are both doing their thing, so it's driving me to wanna come back out there. If the treatment I've been looking into can work, I believe there's a good chance you will see Brandon Roy back hoopin'.
Roy was drafted sixth overall in the 2006 NBA Draft and spent his entire career with the Portland Trail Blazers. He signed a four-year contract with Portland before the 2009-2010 Season, and averaged 21.5 points per game before injuring his right knee.
The guard had surgery on both knees in early 2011 and was never the same player.
It's hard to imagine Roy coming back after suffering from what he, at the time, called a career ending injury. Weeks later, Roy has intimated that he didn't call it quits for strictly injury related reasons.
There's something to it, but it's not the right time for me to get into it right now. I've been doing some treatment and I'm trying to leave the window open to returning to basketball.
In his five-year career, Roy is averaging 19 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game.