Career over for Michigan State forward Delvon Roe

  • 09/29/2011 5:39 pm in Knee Pain Forces Delvon Roe to Retire

MSU senior forward Delvon Roe has decided to end his career as an active member of the Spartan basketball team due to degenerative knee pain. Roe will remain on scholarship and is on track to graduate in May 2012.

Quote from Delvon Roe:

“This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. It feels that I’ve been playing through pain throughout my career at MSU, but the daily grind of basketball – the running, cutting, jumping – has finally taken its toll given the intensity required to play at our level. I started playing basketball because I loved the game, but the pain has taken that away and forced me to always think about just getting through the next few minutes or the next game. I don’t want to just `get through’ anymore. I’ve played on a leg and a half for most of my career, and that’s not fair to my teammates as they go through the daily grind.”

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