Derrick Rose Out For 2013-2014 NBA Season


Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will be out for the duration of the 2013-2014 NBA season after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus on his left knee.

Heading into the procedure, the 2010-2011 MVP appeared to have two options for repairing his knee. He could have had part of his meniscus removed and returned to his team within a matter of weeks. The second option of having the meniscus reattached, which seems to be the chosen option, sidelines him for four to six months.

Though the first option could lead to a speedy recovery, it could lead to more issues down the road. The latter option appears to be better for the longevity of the injured basketball star’s career.

Rose has been prone to injuries since joining the Bulls. He missed all of last season after left knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. He battled through four separate injuries during the shortened lockout season in 2011-12.

“We of course feel very badly for Derrick,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told news reporters Sunday before the Bulls’ ugly 121-82 road loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. “I talked to him at length (Saturday) night. He’s in good spirits — about as well as can be expected under the circumstances. And he’s already thinking about his rehab and typical Derrick, concerned about his team (and) his teammates.”

Rose suffered the injury Friday night in Portland, Oregon as he made a cut to the basket.

The surgery was performed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole, who was part of the team that repaired Rose’s left ACL, and Dr. Chuck Bush.

Watch ESPN’s take below.

(Photo Credit: Twitter/Derrick Rose)