Derrick Rose Undergoes Surgery, Out For Season

Derrick Rose Out For Season

Derrick Rose underwent surgery on Monday for a menial meniscus tear in his right knee. The Chicago Bulls announced the surgery on Twitter this morning, then released a short statement about it.

Rose was injured on Friday night in the Bulls’ game against Portland after a non-contact play. The turn of events was a loss for the Bulls, and for Rose, who was out all last season recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.

After surgery, the Bulls’ statement said that Rose will spend the rest of the season recovering. USA Today notes that, considering the timeline, it is likely Rose had his meniscus repaired and reattached, instead of having it partially or completely removed. The meniscus is a cushion for knee bones. Without it, the chance of knee issues like early arthritis are increased.

Reparation is the preferred method of dealing with a menial meniscus tear, but it also means a longer recovery time for Derrick Rose. Rehab and recovery time will be between three and six months. Per the statement, Rose underwent surgery to repair the injury at Rush University Medical Center. It was performed by Chicago Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole and team physician Dr. Chuck Bush Joseph.

While Derrick Rose recovered from surgery, the Chicago Bulls squared off against the Utah Jazz in Utah.

[Image by Keith Allison]

Melissa Stusinski
Melissa grew up in the Seattle area, but moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University in 2005 and was editor at the school's Literary Arts Magazine for two years. When she isn't focused on writing, Melissa enjoys working on cars, gaming, and exploring new places. [Contact:]


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