Derrick Rose Is Injured Again, Needs SurgeryBy: Tobias Roth - November 24, 2013
Derrick Rose, the star player for the Chicago Bulls, has been injured again. He just can’t seem to catch a break. Rose, one of the best players in the NBA missed most of last season due to a knee injury, and upon coming back, he has injured his other knee.
He is the Bulls’ point guard, and missed all of last season while recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left knee.
He injured his right knee during the third quarter of Friday night’s game against the Portland Trailblazers. He did not return to the game, and it looks like he may be out indefinitely again.
The Bulls saw a return from Rose in the season opener against the Miami Heat, and in a big statement for Miami, the Bulls struggled and lost the game.
Derrick Rose is set to have an MRI on the knee on Saturday in Los Angeles, after flying there with the team. Coach Tom Thibodeau did not want to speculate on the seriousness of the injury and simply stated “But I don’t want to speculate until we get more information for you guys. We’ll have more [Saturday] for you guys.”
His teammates Luol Deng and Taj Gibson also showed their concern for their teammate, and as a team that struggled throughout last season, he will clearly be missed again if he is to be out for an extended period during this season.
Deng attempts to look on the bright side, knowing that they have been in this situation before, when saying “Obviously, it’ll be a setback not having him. But we’ve been there before. We just have to play together.”
Rose is likely to opt to have the meniscus reattached, which would be better for the long-term, but sideline him longer. He suffered his most recent injury when cutting on a non-contact play Friday night in Portland, Ore., and left the arena on crutches.
After being the top pick in the 2008 draft, Derrick Rose has had a successful career that has unfortunately been plagued with injury recently. He is averaging 15.4 points per game this season, and the hope is that he will be able to return as soon as possible, and not have to miss much of the season as he did last year.
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