It will be the second surgery Rose has needed on his right knee to repair a meniscus tear. The timetable for Rose's recovery will be provided once the surgery has been completed.
While the amount of damage in Rose's knee will determine how long he'll be out, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said they are hopeful Rose can still play this season, reports the Chicago Tribune.
"The hope is that [Rose] will play this season," Paxson said.
The torn medial meniscus
The Bulls announced Tuesday night that Rose will undergo surgery after an MRI revealed a medial meniscus tear in his right knee, putting the remainder of his 2014-2015 campaign in jeopardy. It's the seventh time he's missed any playing time since his 2010-11 MVP campaign. The team is unsure when the injury occurred, and emphasized that there is no guarantee it happened in Rose's last game against Milwaukee on Monday. He required surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in the same knee in Nov. 2013 and missed the remainder of the 2013-14 season while recovering.
According to Johnson, Rose's surgery will come "sooner rather than later" and the front office won't have a grasp of his recovery timetable until the procedure is done. In 2013, Rose had surgery two days after his meniscus tear. It remains to be seen if doctors will recommend Rose to have his meniscus repaired or completely removed during the procedure, though a "snip procedure" could be likely for the guard.
"First and foremost, it's concern for Derrick not only as a basketball player but as a person," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "It's not an easy thing because of how everybody feels about him.
"This one hopefully will be shorter.
"It's so unfair. He's been through so much," Thibodeau added.
No timeline has been determined for Rose's recovery from the procedure, which has yet to be scheduled.
Rose also required surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in the same knee in Nov. 2013 and missed the remainder of the 2013-14 season while recovering. Prior to that operation, he had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, causing him to miss the 2012-13 season.
Rose has averaged 18.4 points and 5.0 assists in 46 games.
Rose did some light work, but had soreness in his lower body, which prevented him from participating fully. In 45 games, Rose is averaging 18.4 points and 5.0 assists.
Rose shot just 1-13 from the field. He was able to connect on a three-pointer, but wound up going 1-7 on attempts from beyond the arc. Rose was able to make five of his six free throws, finishing with eight points. He added eight assists and five rebounds during the contest.
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