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Updated: November 19th, 2012 4:51pm
Brandon Roy will miss about one month after knee surgery, Wolves say

Brandon Roy will miss about one month after knee surgery, Wolves say

by Tom Pelissero
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Brandon Roy's latest knee issue may keep him out longer than anticipated.

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Monday afternoon that Roy is expected to miss approximately a month after undergoing "successful" arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

"Brandon had been experiencing some right knee pain, dating back to Oct. 26, when he banged knees with a Milwaukee Bucks player in a preseason game," Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said in a statement.

"The pain became more pronounced on Nov. 9 during our game against Indiana. We fully support Brandon's decision to have (Monday)'s arthroscopic procedure, and look forward to his return when he feels ready to play."

Dr. David Fischer, the team's orthropedic surgeon, performed the procedure in Minneapolis. It reportedly is the seventh knee scope since high school for Roy, who sat out last season because of knee problems.

The three-time All-Star hasn't played since Nov. 9. Through five games, he was averaging 5.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 24.4 minutes.

Yahoo! Sports initially reported Roy would miss "a couple of weeks" after the procedure. That timetable apparently has been extended.

The Wolves remain without two starters, Kevin Love (broken hand) and Ricky Rubio (torn ACL), who both could return sometime next month. Several other players also have missed time during the Woles' 5-4 start.

They wrap up a homestand on Wednesday against Denver, then head west for a four-game road trip.

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In this story: Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio