Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls guard underwent successful right knee surgery on Monday morning. Derrick Rose was awarded the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player.
Rose got his knee injured while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah. MRI reports confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee which required surgery.
Rose will not accompany the team for the rest of the season. All the fans of Chicago Bulls were heart broken when they heard of Derrick’s injury.
Earlier Rose injured the ACL on his right leg in 2012 playoff series against Philadelphia. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that “We are Chicago Bulls. We have got one goal, and that is to win. And I believe we can.” He further added that he expects Rose to make a full recovery but acknowledge there is disappointment throughout the locker room.
Bulls chairman said in a statement “”We are happy to know that, according to his doctors, his surgery was successful, and in time, Derrick is expected to make a full recovery.
Everyone at the Bulls knows firsthand how extremely hard Derrick worked to return to the court this year, and I have no doubt he will do the same with regards to his recovery from this injury. Despite Derrick’s absence, this is still a good team. I know from last year, this team and coaching staff will continue to make our fans proud.”
Chicago Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole and team physician Dr. Chuck Bush Joseph performed the surgery at Rush University Medical Center.