1:14pm: Rose is “absolutely on board” with playing again this season, as Johnson hears from a source close to the point guard.
10:49am: Rose will be back on the practice floor in “another week,” Forman added, according to Friedell (Twitter link). The regular season ends in less than seven weeks.
FRIDAY, 10:33am: Bulls GM Gar Forman said Rose should be back in four to six weeks after surgery today that Forman deemed a minor procedure, tweets Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com.
THURSDAY, 3:54pm: Rose is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday, the team announced in a press release. A timetable for Rose’s return to action will be determined after the procedure is completed. The oft-injured point guard is having his meniscus removed rather than repaired, which should allow for a shorter rehab period.
10:35pm: The belief is that this tear isn’t as extensive as the one that Rose suffered back in November of 2013 on the same knee, K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune tweets.
TUESDAY, 9:50pm: Derrick Rose has suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and will require surgery, the Bulls have announced in a press release. The injury was confirmed by an MRI administered earlier today. This is the same knee that Rose suffered a tear in last season, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com relays (Twitter link). The point guard will require surgery after which a timeline for Rose’s return will be announced by the team.
This is now the third major knee injury that Rose has suffered during his NBA career. He tore the ACL in his left knee during the first game of the 2011/12 playoffs, and required surgery to repair the damage. Rose would go on to miss the entire 2012/13 campaign as he worked his way back from the injury. The 26-year-old made his return to the court during the 2013/14 season, but surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee limited Rose to just 10 appearances that season. All told, Rose has only appeared in a total of 95 contests since the beginning of the 2011/12 campaign.
In 46 appearances this season Rose has averaged 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 31.0 minutes per game. Rose’s career numbers through 335 appearances are 20.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 6.5 APG. His career slash line is .453/.306/.815.