Brandon Roy's balky right knee put him back on the operating table Monday, an ominous sign for a player trying to come back from years of chronic knee issues.
The latest setback doesn't appear to have dashed those hopes completely just yet.
Roy had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee at a Twin Cities clinic, a procedure the team said would keep him out approximately one month.
"We fully support Brandon's decision to have today's arthroscopic procedure, and look forward to his return when he feels ready to play," team president David Kahn said in a statement issued by the team.
Roy was unavailable for comment, and Kahn's statement seems to imply that Roy will attempt to rejoin the team at some point to try playing again. But the evidence is mounting that his experiment with the Timberwolves may not have the fairy tale ending everyone was hoping for.
"From the very start you knew it was going to be up and down. It's too bad it's (surgery)," Adelman said. "I think he feels like it's worth doing and making sure everything is all right. So we just have to go with it. Hopefully when it's over with he'll be able to come back."