Brandon Roy plans to rehab knee, hopes to return to Timberwolves

Jonathan Ferrey

The former Villanova star refutes rumors he is considering retirement, saying in a statement he will explore treatment options as he attempts to get back to the court for Minnesota.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy pledged Saturday to "explore additional treatment options" and to return to the court as soon as he is healthy.

Earlier in the day, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Roy was forced to cut back on practice due to continuing pain in his knee and may even have been considering retirement for a second time

Roy addressed his injury and those rumors in a statement obtained by InsideHoops.com:

"Last week while practicing, I suffered a setback in my recovery. I’ve felt better since the recent surgery, but I am not all the way better. The past two days I have been weighing all of my options as I try to continue my basketball career. I have decided to explore additional treatment options and an extensive rehabilitation plan. My goal has been, and continues to be, to return to the basketball court as healthy as possible in order to help our team."

Roy, who has been out since Nov. 9 and has played only five games with Minnesota this season, has undergone six previous surgeries on his knees in the last decade. After five years in Portland, Roy took the 2011-2012 season off as a result of his injuries, then attempted a comeback with Minnesota.

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