Injuries are an inevitable part of pro sports, but they’ve become an increasingly glaring issue for the NBA in past years. The athletic strain placed on players who have to spend so much time on the court, playing up to 40 minutes a game on both sides of the ball over 82 games, has forced the discussion of a shortened season.
After Derrick Rose tore his medial meniscus in his right knee again, many feared that his 2014-15 season was in jeopardy. However, D-Rose underwent successful surgery today and a timetable for his return has been pegged at 4-6 weeks. If he takes his time returning and sits out for six weeks, he'll still be able to play in three regular season games before the playoffs get underway.
The Chicago Bulls will once again be without Derrick Rose in what has become an all too common theme for the former league MVP. An MRI confirmed that Rose has a meniscus tear in his right knee and he'll be undergoing surgery; a timetable for his return will be determined after the procedure.
Given his stint of injuries over the course of the last four years, you have to wonder if he'll ever be the explosive player he once was.
Although this is an injury that players can often come back from within a couple months, due to him recovering from his ACL injury as well, the Bulls have announced that D Rose is done for the rest of the season.
Derrick Rose left last night's game against the Blazers after injuring his knee on a non-contact play, and the basketball world was waiting with bated breath to get the MRI results.
It's not the worst scenario, as it was not an ACL tear, only his meniscus, but he will miss time and is out indefinitely.
Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery. Rose is out indefinitely, and will not accompany the team on the rest of its current road trip.
CHICAGO -- Given the history, it was tough to decide what was bigger news Monday at the United Center: The late surge that gave the Chicago Bulls a 96-81 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers or the right hamstring injury that kept Bulls guard Derrick Rose on the bench for the final 3:15.
In the locker room, Rose insisted the injury was nothing major, but after he missed all of last season while recovering from knee surgery, no mishap is minor news.
"It's just a minor sprain, nothing serious," Rose said. "Hopefully I'll be fine in a couple days. It's nothing big at all."