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BOMBSHELL: Derrick Rose Tears Meniscus And Will Require Surgery, Could Be Season Ending


If this is true, it’s bad news for Bulls fans. After everything involving his comeback last season and overhyped return, to injure his right knee and miss ANOTHER season — it’d be incomparably massive for the NBA landscape going forward. Let’s be honest, a long recovery is definitely a possibility given the precedent he set in 2012-13. Career-wise? The injury occurred on a non-contact play. Bottom line: Derrick Rose may be too fast for his own good.

It’s seeming like these injuries will plague him for his career, as he will now spend the rest of his life with two surgically repaired knees. Howard Beck got the news out first today:


Wow. Bombshell, indeed. Here’s the official statement from the Bulls website, in case you’re struggling to comprehend what has just happened.

[Bulls.com] November 23, 2013 — Bulls guard Derrick Rose sustained an injury to his right knee against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery. Rose is out indefinitely, and will not accompany the team on the rest of its current road trip.

CORRECTION: The recovery time hasn’t been listed, but it is not definitively season ending. That was incorrectly reported based on this Marc Stein tweet:


It is not uncommon for players to miss several months with such injuries, and Rose has shown he is tentative about returning too early, which could mean he’s out for a long period of time.

Per CBS Sports: By repairing/re-attaching the meniscus, it can leave you sidelined for months much like we saw with Chase Budinger of the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. Until the doctors perform the surgery and see exactly what they’re dealing with and how they go about treating the injury, we won’t know the timetable of how long Rose is expected to be out.


  • Black Greatness

    I’m ever reading another article from this bastard.

  • George

    Yeah it usually only takes a few weeks of recovery time. Although it could take longer.

  • The Irony

    Wreckless ignorant reporting at its finest.

  • Lane

    The final straw, SportsGrid. I’ve been saying for over a year that the weekend quality control needs some serious attention. This is the most egregious transgression yet.

    YOU’RE THE ONLY OUTLET SAYING “SEASON ENDING” — correct it.

  • Lane

    Unemployment is at 7%, and yet Jake O’Donnell — who can’t read OR write — has a job. I am baffled.

  • Jake O’Donnell

    The information I got on Twitter said it was a legitimate possibility that he misses significant time, and judging by how he handled the last injury, it’s not crazy to assume he’d take a season off.

  • Jake O’Donnell

    The information I got on Twitter said it was a legitimate possibility that he misses significant time, and judging by how he handled the last injury, it’s not crazy to assume he’d take a season off.

  • Jake O’Donnell

    The information I read on Twitter said “out indefinitely” and that can mean upwards of 6 months for meniscus tears which would be June.

  • Jake O’Donnell

    Chase Budinger missed multiple months with this injury.

  • Duane

    A hangnail “could be season ending” under the right circumstances. Sounds like this headline was adjusted, but it’s still a hyperbolic joke.


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