Derrick Rose out for the season after knee surgery


Derrick Rose left the Moda Center in Portland on crutches Friday night. (Steve Dykes / USA Today)

Derrick Rose underwent “successful surgery” to repair torn meniscus in his knee, but the outcome for the Chicago Bulls is devastating. He will miss the rest of the season.

“Earlier this morning, Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery to repair his previously torn medial meniscus in his right knee,” the Bulls announced on Twitter. “The surgery was performed at Rush University Medical Center [in Chicago] and Rose is out for the remainder of the season.”

Rose, the MVP in the 2010-11 season, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus during the 2012 playoffs and missed all of last season. This injury, coming so early in his comeback, raises questions about his future and whether he’ll ever regain that MVP status again. He was injured Friday night in Portland when he tried to change direction and get back on defense after a stolen pass. He could put no weight on the knee and was on crutches after the game.

 

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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