Derrick Rose To Miss Four To Six Weeks

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

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 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.

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8 thoughts on “Derrick Rose To Miss Four To Six Weeks

  1. Z....

    So sad. Hope he comes back, but it all started when he played with the groin and hamstring injuries a couple of years ago, which made him compensate and lead to the ACL tear. Then, he kind of did something similar by playing with an ankle injury which lead to the first meniscus tear. Now this…Not that it should be thought about when someone like that gets hurt, but the Chris Bosh illness probably hurts even more right now. Cavs and LeBron also just caught a huge break. I didnt see them as contenders in the East, as they were behind Atlanta, Chicago, Washington and Toronto, but with Bradley Beal still hurt, and Toronto playing poorly, this puts them right up there with Atlanta in the East after bringing in Shumpert and Mozgov to fill their weaknesses I’ve spoken about since before the season, and even JR Smith, who has been a different player for them, taking advantage of a high percentage of catch and shoot opportunities.

  2. Z....

    So, did he actually remove the meniscus? or was it just a small tear that was more easily repairable? Its nice for him to finally have some good news, but I’m curious. I hope he didnt remove the meniscus. Thats just not a smart move. Wade still regrets doing so in college when they didnt know about the ramifications as much.

    • HoopsRumors

      Part of the meniscus was removed, according to K.C.’s story.


      • Z....

        Interesting. Do you think he did that b/c of the frustration of possibly missing out on another playoff opportunity/again having to sit out and miss so many games? This will have a long term effect on him.

        • HoopsRumors

          Apparently he was told (presumably by doctors or other medical personnel) around the time of his last surgery that taking at least part of the meniscus out was standard procedure if he tore the it again. So it sounds like this was a medical decision and not something more directly related to basketball.


          • Z....

            Does that mean that the long term outlook for him isnt effected by removing that piece of the meniscus? or does it just mean that it was required? Thanks for the info, by the way

            • HoopsRumors

              I’m not sure about that one. I’d imagine that having an entire meniscus is better than having a partial one, so I would think he’d be compromised to some degree, but I’m no orthopedic surgeon.


              • Z....

                well, I would guess that he should still have some cartilage left, so at least it wont be totally bone on bone in the knee, but it depends on how that works with the partial meniscus compared to taking the whole thing out, like Wade.

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