Bad news out of Chicago today, as Derrick Rose has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee, and will need surgery to repair it.
The team released a statement on the issue:
Bulls guard Derrick Rose sustained an injury to his right knee against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.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.
He is out indefinitely, and this isn’t good for the Bulls, or the NBA. Rose missed 18 months of action due to a torn ACL on his left knee, and it seems as if the 2013-14 NBA season will be without Derrick Rose for the majority of it.
The injury occured last night in a game against the Blazers, and Rose knew that there was something wrong immediately. You can check out the video here:
The Bulls are at a major loss now, and they will need Rose back and fully healthy if they want to truly contend. Metta World Peace came back after just 12 days when he partially tore his meniscus last season, and Russell Westbrook was cleared just 3 or 4 months after he tore his in last year’s playoffs.
The degree of the tear has not been released yet, but we will update you on the situation as we learn more. This is bad for the NBA.