Bulls Point Guard Derrick Rose Officially Out For Season
Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, who missed all of last season while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, will miss the rest of this season with torn meniscus in his right knee.
Rose underwent surgery today to re-attach the meniscus in his knee, one of two options that 25-year old had. His other option would have been to have the meniscus removed entirely. That option would have put him back on the court sooner, rather than the option he took, which puts him on the shelf for the remainder of the season.
Other players have had their meniscus removed completely, and while they returned to the court sooner, they had other issues with their knee as they got older. For example. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade continues to miss time every season as he experiences major pain in his surgically repaired knee. He suffered the same injury, but had the meniscus removed rather than repaired.
Rose's hope is to eventually get back to the player he was two years three seasons ago when he was awarded the NBA's "Most Valuable Player" award. Reattaching the meniscus keeps that possibility alive.
The news is devastating to the Chicago Bulls locker room, who had title aspirations this season. Without Rose, they'll likely still make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but are no threat to advance beyond the first round.