Breaking News: Derrick Rose Out for the Season
After undergoing surgery to repairs the meniscus in his right knee on Monday, the Chicago Bulls received the worst news that they could possibly hear. Former MVP, Derrick Rose will be out for the rest of the season.
"There's disappointment for Derrick because of the type of person he is," head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "And he's such a great teammate along with being a great player. But I think we have an understanding of what we need to do. We know we can't feel sorry for ourselves. So we have to circle the wagons and then go out there and get the job done."
The 25-year-old will now have another long rehabilitation process to recover from yet another surgery. It took nearly 1.5 years for Rose to return from his ACL surgery in his left knee and it will take another 8-10 months for Rose to recover from this one. The Chicago Bulls want to take a cautionary approach with Rose, but he is quickly beginning developing the reputation of a Greg Oden. Due to the way Rose plays, it is apparent that his body cannot handle the herky-jerky movements that he makes when he attacks the rim. Unless Rose alters his game and plays with more finesse and less explosion, his body may force him into early retirement. It is difficult enough to come back from a second season ending injury, but it is almost impossible to come back from a third.