Not Again: Derrick Rose Suffers Another Knee Injury, Out For Season
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season as he is set to undergo another knee surgery for the third time in three years.
The Bulls confirmed that Rose will undergo surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Rose reported his knee pain at practice Tuesday (February 24, 2015) and received an exam and MRI soon after that revealed the injury.
The Chicago Tribune has tweeted that a source believes the damage is not as substantial as the meniscus tear that forced Rose to miss all but 10 games of the 2013-14 season. Details will not be known until after the surgery.
This is just the latest in a string of unfortunate knee injuries for Rose. The 2011 NBA MVP suffered a tear to the same medial meniscus in his right knee just 10 games into the 2013-14 season, missing the rest of the year, which came just 18 months after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the first game of the 2011-12 playoffs.
The Chicago native entered this season in relatively good health and appeared to be on the road to returning to the playing form that made him one of the league’s more popular players.
The Bulls are one of the stronger teams in the Eastern Conference and was expected to be an integral piece in the Bulls’ hopes of a title contention.
NBA players have been sending support of Derrick Rose on social media following the announcement of his injury:
Man feel bad for D.Rose! Keep your head up homie and stay strong G!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 25, 2015
— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) February 25, 2015
This injury seems unreal and has to be devastating for Derrick Rose. He has displayed an enormous amount of heart in battling back from his previous injuries and it is going to take even more effort to overcome this latest setback.
In my opinion, I attribute his injuries to the style in which he plays the game. Derrick Rose is one of the fastest players on the court, at least before the injuries, and tends to use a stop, jump shot game that I believe is the cause of his injuries. Dwyane Wade, another Chicago native with a similar style game, also has been hampered by knee injuries.
If D. Rose is going to continue playing in the league after recovering from this injury, he is going to have to modify that aspect of his game.
Get Well D. Rose !!!
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