MSU’s Roe ends career due to knee pain

EAST LANSING — Michigan State senior forward Delvon Roe has chosen to end his college basketball career because of degenerative knee pain, the school announced Thursday. He will continue to be on scholarship and is in line to graduate in May.

“This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Roe said in a released statement. “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.”

Roe was expected to enjoy his first healthy summer since arriving on campus, but an ankle injury in June sidelined him for six weeks. Coach Tom Izzo said earlier in the spring that Roe finally was feeling well after multiple injuries in both knees during his career.

— From Staff and MCT Reports

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