CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is out for the season following knee surgery on Monday.
The Bulls issued a short statement following the operation:
“Earlier this morning, Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery to repair his previously torn medial meniscus in his right knee. The surgery was performed at Rush University Medical Center and Rose is out for the remainder of the season.”
Chicago Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole and team physician Dr. Chuck Bush Joseph performed the surgery, the Bulls said in a statement.
No further details were released, but the statement did state that surgeons “repaired” it, rather than remove it. Repairing the meniscus is the preferred option, doctors say. Removing part of it would have put Rose back on the court sooner, but doctors have said that could lead to future problems, including arthritis.
Rose injured his knee against Portland on Friday night.
Rose had an MRI in Los Angeles on Saturday and returned to Chicago for surgery
The three-time All-Star sat out last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Now, it’s his other knee that’s injured.
Rose’s injury occurred in the third quarter against the Trail Blazers.
He lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah and started the other way.
Rose limped across the court and couldn’t put any weight on his knee.
After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game during a timeout.
It didn’t appear there was any contact on the play.
The Associated Press contributed to the story