Chicago Bulls fans received a major blow late Tuesday when the team announced that Derrick Rose will undergo knee surgery again, after a meniscus tear was revealed in an MRI exam on the 2011 NBA MVP.
Throngs of support from fellow NBA stars poured in social media after the news of his injury broke out, including LeBron James and Paul George.
Man feel bad for D.Rose! Keep your head up homie and stay strong G!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 25, 2015
Hope For The 2011 NBA MVP
While this is bad news for the fans, ESPN Medical Analyst, Dr. Mark Adickes says there is still hope.
“After you repair the miniscus, very often the surgery is just to remove a torn portion of the miniscus. And that’s like a six-week recovery. It’s possible he could be back a hundred percent,” he said in an interview.
He further noted that anyone who has suffered ACL and miniscus injury before can suffer arthritis but it doesn’t mean pleayers cannot play for 6 to 7 years more.
It can be remembered that Rose suffered a few setbacks in his career following the same injury on his right knee last 2013. He also tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2012.
He recently suffered a hamstring injury this season and bounced back immediately after four games.
No statement as to whether Rose suffered re-injuring his knee this time, as per report from ESPN.
This comes off as a major blow to the Bulls who, according to analysts, should be saying goodbye to any chance in the championship this season.
“I hope we have not seen the best of Derrick Rose already, ” Chris Broussard, ESPN Sportswriter said.