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Wolves' Roy says knee arthritis at critical stage

MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves' Brandon Roy, who Monday had his seventh knee surgery dating to his junior year of high school, says his knees have reached Level 3 arthritis out of four. "Level 4," Roy, 28, told the Portland Oregonian, "is when you get a knee replacement."

A three-time All-Star with the Trail Blazers and the 2007 rookie of the year, Roy retired in December 2011 because of his arthritic knees. He decided to make a comeback last spring after receiving Regenokine treatments, which involve spinning out and heating part of a patient's blood and then reinjecting it. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant is among the pro athletes who have had them.

Roy signed a two-year deal with Minnesota in July. He banged his right knee with a Bucks player in the last preseason game and aggravated it Nov. 9 against the Pacers. The injury and surgery aren't related to the arthritis, he said. He is expected to be out at least a month.

league: officials goofed: Officials Ed Malloy, John Goble and Violet Palmer missed a foul by Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist against Toronto's Andrea Bargnani on a jumper in the final seconds of the Bobcats' 98-97 win Wednesday, the league said. Bargnani should have received two free throws and the clock stopped with 2.4 seconds left.

Wolves' Roy says knee arthritis at critical stage 11/22/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:21pm]
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