Bulls Expect Derrick Rose Back This Season – Surgery Successful

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Updated: February 27, 2015
Derek Rose - Successful Knee Surgery

Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery Friday morning on the torn medial meniscus in his right knee.  Team physician Brian Cole performed a meniscectomy, and the damaged part of Rose’s meniscus was removed.  The surgery, which sources said lasted no more than 15 minutes, was of the outpatient variety and Rose walked out of the hospital able to bear full weight.  Rose is expected to begin rehab Saturday.  General manager Gar Forman estimated Rose’s return to action at four to six weeks, meaning that Rose should play this season. If Rose returns in four weeks, he could play in nine regular-season games. If he returns in six , he could play in the final three.

“We anticipate a full return to activity,” Forman said. “This is an injury that’s fairly common with NBA players or pro athletes. A majority or most are able to come back to competition to play and it really doesn’t have any effect on their career.

In a small percentage of cases, maybe late in their career, they’ll complain of some pain in regards to arthritis. But at this point, that shouldn’t be any concern at all.” View The full story at this link