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Report: Derrick Rose tore his right meniscus and will need surgery

Nov 23, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

Derrick Rose AP

That’s the sound of everyone exhaling.

When Derrick Rose left the game Friday with a right knee injury, the concern was that he tore his other ACL. Rose could put no weight on his non-surgically repaired leg, and he left the arena on crutches. It was very hard to be optimistic, but the Bulls received some relatively good news today from the results of the MRI.

Not to downplay the severity of Rose’s injury, but this could have been much worse.

There’s been no time frame placed on Rose’s recovery, because it likely depends on the severity of the tear. Rose will not be with the Bulls for the rest of their road trip.


If the meniscus needs to be fully repaired, Rose will likely miss more games. If it needs to be just trimmed and cleaned, the recovery time should be shorter. Either way, based on other meniscus injuries we’ve seen in the past, this shouldn’t keep Rose out for the rest of the season. Of course, every injury and body is unique, so we can’t say that with certainty.

Right now Rose is listed as “out indefinitely” according to multiple reports. Stay tuned for further updates.

  1. pfic15 - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Hate to see a guy suffer. Glad its not the ACL. I made my fair share of jokes about him last year, but I would’ve hated to have seen that.

    • 5xchamp24 - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I want to know what jokes could you make about a great player, with oustanding character unlike a lot of knuckleheads in the nba,

      • pfic15 - Nov 23, 2013 at 6:05 PM

        DRose seems like a good guy. Neither of us know him. I hope he recovers quickly.

  2. kinggw - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    All things considered, this is good news for Rose, the Bulls and their fans.

  3. antistratfordian - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Either way, based on other meniscus injuries we’ve seen in the past, this shouldn’t keep Rose out for the rest of the season

    But it’s Derrick Rose (and Jerry Reinsdorf) we’re talking about – a match made in heaven when it comes to rehab preferences. Who knows.

    • freddysanford - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      Rose. Lol ok

  4. moseskkim - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    For the meantime.. It’ll be a tough blow to drose and chi but if he can come back healthy this year and eventually help compete for a championship, that’s all that’s important. I hope for a speedy recovery!

    • freddysanford - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      No, rose doesn’t believe in SPEEDY recoveries remember ?????

  5. legend30 - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Chicago can still compete for the 3rd seed, and hopefully Rose is able to play in the playoffs.

  6. freddysanford - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    HA!!!! I told y’all!!!!! Look back at my comments when he returned. I warned repeatedly “he’s going too fast too soon. Guarantee he gets injured in within a month. Who wants to bet??”


    Don’t worry, he’ll be back, and he’ll get injured AGAIN. Why ? He’s BULL headed. Too much pride. Plays on athleticism alone. Bad idea. Until he calms down and starts to use his head he’s going to be on crutches a lot. So will the equally stupid guard on the Thunder. WATCH

    • antistratfordian - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Almost. It’s common for people coming back from an injury to re-injure themselves whether they’re bull headed and athletic or not.

      • mackcarrington - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        This isn’t a re-injury.
        This is a new injury to the other knee.

      • antistratfordian - Nov 24, 2013 at 2:57 AM

        I meant that as his body was re-injured. My point was that injury to either knee is *6x more likely to athletes coming off of ACL reconstruction, whether you’re hard-headed and ultra athletic or not.

        *according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

      • belleby123 - Nov 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        My feeling is that too much working out and not enough game time is the reason for the injury. Sitting out a year was a stupid move anyway you look at it.

    • spthegr8 - Nov 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM

      In the words of Fred Sanford, you sound like a “BIG DUMMY”!!!

  7. hollymeus - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    should retire and try some broadcast work

  8. mimaiheatdynasty - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    They say Miami has fair-weather fans, but even Chicago fans criticizing DRose for his style of play. Hypocrites.

    • spthegr8 - Nov 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      ^^^^ They say that because its TRUE!! ^^^^^ Most Heat fans just started watching basketball 3 years ago!!

      • mimaiheatdynasty - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM

        Dwade has been hobbled for the last two playoffs but we’ve stuck by him.

      • spthegr8 - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        I said most Heat fans, not ALL. I mean, a good portion of the HOME crowd left a close out game of the NBA Finals before it was over. The defense rest your honor. If that’s not Bandwagon/Front runners, than I don’t know what is. I’m not even saying your one of them, I’m Just Saying’!!!!

  9. metalhead65 - Nov 23, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    can’t wait for all those concerned bulls fans to rip him when he does not return the min. he receives medical clearance to do so.

  10. belleby123 - Nov 23, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Oh my God. We had to months of speculations and hand waving explanations on Chicago sports radio and now we’re in for that crap again. Damn you, D. Rose! Get some bionic legs or something! Between the D. Rose saga and the Theo Epstein experiment in garbage baseball it’s been hard to be a Chicago sports fan lately. It forced me to take a liking to hockey, which really wasn’t such a bad thing.

  11. dolphindubs - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Get well soon D-Rose. Having the Heat whoop up on the Bulls without you on the team just isn’t the same.

  12. asublimeday - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Here’s hoping he’s back before 18 more months…

    • cubb1 - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:22 PM


  13. ProBasketballPundit - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    It’s time to trade Derrick to Phoenix. Let that training staff get a hold of him and he’ll be sure to stay healthy.

  14. dcfan999 - Nov 23, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    See people got on RG3 for not sitting out like drose and now drose got hurt so much for sitting the whole year

  15. realfootballfan - Nov 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Judging on the time he took with the ACL, he should be back in April, lol.

    • cubb1 - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      No chance.

  16. extinctionburst - Nov 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    his next endorsement should be a knee brace.

  17. adamsjohn714 - Nov 24, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    In the short term, this is good news for the Bulls. Rose was playing terrible basketball.

    • belleby123 - Nov 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      The numbers show that the Bulls are better than .200 better in winning percentage when Rose starts.

  18. 700levelvet - Nov 24, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    China doll…

  19. pistolpete0903 - Nov 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    They need him for the playoffs (hopefully by March, so the team has some time to get back on the same page).
    Without Rose, the Bulls AS THEY ARE NOW, are good for the #3 or #4 spot.
    The core is veteran enough to win on the road in the playoffs if needed.

  20. fnf417 - Nov 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    I think Miami has some better competition this year gonna be tough for them in the playoffs I could see the pacers beating them if they stay healthy

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