You can’t help but feel for Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, who is facing quite the dilemma in regards to his injured right knee. Does Rose undergo arthroscopic surgery to ‘clean up’ the torn meniscus or does he have the medial meniscus reattached?
It’s a decision Rose will have to make soon and according to K.C. Johnson, one that will likely end with Rose opting to have the meniscus reattached.
If Derrick Rose has meniscus reattached—the way it’s leaning—and misses rest of season, he’ll have played in 50 games over 3 seasons.
The two main differences regarding the procedures in return time. If Rose was to have arthroscopic surgery to clean up the injury, his recovery time would be shortened and it’s likely Rose could return at some point this season. But many in the medical field say that doing so could shorten the career of an athlete.
On the flip side, reattaching the meniscus is a far more intensive process and comes with a much lengthier rehab, but also doesn’t potentially harm the athlete’s future. Opting to reattach the meniscus comes with a six month or longer rehab window, which would obviously end Rose’s season.