Posted November 24, 2013

Derrick Rose to have surgery Monday on torn meniscus, could miss 6 months

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Derrick Rose was averaging 15.9 pts. per game before his injury. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose was averaging 15.9 pts. per game before his injury. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Monday.

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Rose will return to Chicago on Sunday and team doctor Brian Cole will perform the surgery the next day. Cole also performed the surgery on Rose’s left knee after he tore his ACL in the 2012 playoffs.

Rose is said to be leaning toward meniscus reattachment surgery, which could take up to six months to rehab.

Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident that the team can still succeed with the former MVP on the sidelines, telling reporters, “We’re the Chicago Bulls. We’ve got one goal, and that’s to win. And I believe we can.”

THOMSEN: Rose, Bulls will fight through newest injury

The Bulls will play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday in the third game of a six-game West Coast road trip.


18 comments
jackdeelee
jackdeelee

He could be back this season. And his agent won't tell him to sit it out since the Bulls aren't going to try and tank this season like they did last year. I can't believe how few people know that. What with modern technology and everything.

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

LOL...what a waste of a contract.  This dude just wants to collect money and sit around.  Pathetic.

inthepresent
inthepresent

i'm just waiting to see how the experts revise their rankings taking this injury into account.

would be a far bigger deal without the heat.   

Lohikaarme
Lohikaarme

Even if the doctors say he is ready to resume playing, Rose will not come back until he "feels" 150% recovered. 

JohnSomers
JohnSomers

I know not all injuries are the same however, I had a similar injury recently and find six months recovery to be ridiculous.

Especially considering what's available to him in his rehab

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

The sad part of this is that Rose is a great player and the entire league suffers from him not playing. The Bulls most of all, of course. I'm not much of a Bulls fan but I still hate to see this kind of situation.

jackgorfin
jackgorfin

6 months for Rose = 2 years, the guy is done, forget about him, hell Artest came back in two weeks from this type injury

sptsguy12345
sptsguy12345

I suppose if the doctor says 6 months, Rose may be ready for the 2016 season…

Marchoir
Marchoir

@Lohikaarme Rose will not come back until he feels that he can "throw it down" in the style to which he has become accustomed.

doghockey
doghockey

@JohnSomers So you are back to walking to your refrigerator as ably as you were before your injury?

knicksfan997
knicksfan997

@jackgorfin completely different surgery, Artest had a removal of his meniscus, Rose is having his repaired. Completely different recovery periods 

Jafari
Jafari

@sptsguy12345 that's where you went wrong: you supposed something. That's not the same as thinking.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@Tim69 @JohnSomers I'm assuming what he means by ridiculous is the time table they are saying for his return. A torn meniscus does NOT take 6 months to recover from. I've played hockey my entire life (not professional) and had that surgery. I was back within 6 weeks doing everyday things and back to playing within 12 weeks. There must be something they are not saying about is injury. 

doghockey
doghockey

@JohnSomers1 Well, given that they have both passed away, that must have been some incredibly good surgery.