The Chicago Bulls were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday night when the team discovered Derrick Rose had a torn meniscus and may miss the rest of the season.
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After three seasons of suffering through Derrick Rose injuries, the Chicago Bulls and their fans are having to suffer through yet another.
On Tuesday evening, the Bulls announced the Rose — the 2011 MVP who has sparsely played since winning the award — would need surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Rose was coming back after missing mostly all of the 2013-14 season in which he was still nursing an injury from the 2012-13 season which was a hold over form a torn ACL in the 2011-12 season. In case you didn’t get the gist, that’s a lot of injuries in a short amount of time for such a young player.
Many feared that Derrick Rose wouldn’t be the same player he was pre-ACL injury once he suffered the ligament tears but no one feared he would be as fragile as he is right now. Derrick Rose was a great investment at the time for the Bulls but he’s been nothing but a wasted jersey and a harsh cap hit with absolutely no results.
This latest injury may be the last straw for the Bulls, as he signed a huge extension after his 2011 MVP season but has hardly played since then. He played in over 250 games in his firs three years in the NBA but has played in just 95 regular season games since then.
What compounds this frustration is the max contract he signed right before his knees decided to be less structurally sound than a string a spaghetti noodle, and this latest injury is perhaps the final blow fans in Chicago will be able to take before they cut Rose loose from their list of things they need to be depressed about.
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