Posted November 25, 2013

Derrick Rose out for season after knee surgery

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Derrick Rose missed last season after tearing his ACL. (NBAE/Getty Images)

Derrick Rose missed last season after tearing his ACL. (NBAE/Getty Images)

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is out for the season after he underwent successful surgery to repair his torn medial meniscus in his right knee, the team announced on Monday.

Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP who missed all of last season after tearing his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs, played in 10 games this season, averaging 15.9 points per game and 4.3 assists in 31.1 minutes.

Rose injured the knee in the third quarter of the Bulls’ loss in Portland on Friday night. Bulls team physician Brian Cole, who also repaired Rose’s torn ACL, performed the surgery Monday morning.

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Rose, who turned 25 last month, has played only 50 games in the last three seasons.

Chicago went 45-37 last season without Rose and advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the Miami Heat.


8 comments
DavidHarte
DavidHarte

This makes no sense.  Anyone who's played basketball and torn a cartilage knows it's a six to eight week rehab, 12 at the most.  It's November.

Something else is wrong here.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Wow, Guess God didn't know after all when he'd return!!!! May as well call him "glass" or "Oden lite" or "sam Bowie 2nd".

donald5
donald5

Oh well... In the grand scheme of things it could be way worse.

sunalsorises
sunalsorises

At least he has his college degree to fall back on.

Bensaysoi
Bensaysoi

@DavidHarte Westbrook tore his lateral meniscus and was out for 5 months. I don't think something is wrong here at all.

9stooges
9stooges

@WHO*IS*ESPN A Bulls fan on "that other site" is saying the Bulls should trade Rose now for the 1st or 2nd pick next year. As if the teams who will have those picks would do that for a guy whose had both knees reconstructed now.

Terry
Terry

@sunalsorises 

He should have his millions if he's smart.

Most college degrees are worthless anyway and certainly not worth millions, but your feeble attempt at sarcasm is duly noted.