Derrick Rose reportedly has torn meniscus, will need surgery
Derrick Rose suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee when he injured it during the Chicago Bulls’ loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Rose’s knee appeared to give out when he made a cut after having the ball stolen from him, and he later needed to be helped to the locker room. He was seen leaving the arena on crutches after the game and had an MRI on Saturday.
According to Johnson, Rose’s latest knee injury will require surgery and keep him out indefinitely. He will return to Chicago for the surgery in the near future, and the team will determine how long he will be out after it has been completed.
I don’t know if we can say Bulls fans’ worst fears have been realized, but it is pretty close. Rose missed the entire 2012-2013 season while recovering from a torn ACL in his life knee. As someone whose game relies on thrashing to the hoop, the 25-year-old has to be concerned about having surgery on both of his knees after being in the NBA for just five seasons.