May 14, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT
The good news is it went well.
Derrick Rose had successful knee surgery on Saturday to repair his torn ACL, reports Aggrey Sam at CSNChicago.com. Rose also received platelet-rich plasma therapy during the operation in hopes of speeding recovery.
The question now is how long he will be out.
Rose was told it will be an eight-month rehab, reports the Sun-Times. For those of you who don’t have a calendar up in front of you, this would bring Rose back right around the first of the year, a couple months into the NBA season. Which is in time for him to build up his conditioning, shake off the rust and get right by the time the playoffs start.
For a lot of teams being without their star for the first couple months of the season could be a disaster, but the way the Bulls play without Rose they should be fine and in the upper half of the East. Then it all becomes about being right for the playoffs, and the Bulls deserve some good Karma in that category after this season.