Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has been confirmed as being out ‘indefinitely’ after suffering another knee injury in the Bulls game vs Portland on Friday. In a bizarre ‘non-contact’ injury, Rose appeared to experience problems when changing direction to get back on defense.
The injury comes as a devastating blow to both Rose and the Bulls, as he had just returned to the team this season after sitting out for over a year as he recovered from an ACL injury in his left knee. The current injury is in his right knee and thankfully isn’t as severe as the ACL injury, suffering a torn meniscus. However, there is little doubt the injury will sideline D Rose for the remainder of the regular season as the prognosis on a return to full game action for a meniscus tear is normally 4-6 months.
The meniscus tear is the same type of injury suffered by similarly explosive guard Russell Westbrook, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, who has returned to full fitness after 6 months of rehabilitation.
As disappointed as many fans of the NBA, Chicago Bulls and D Rose may be at what this may mean for the season ahead – spare a thought for the psychological challenge that lays ahead for the explosive star as he has to go through another extended lay off from game action and the many questions that will undoubtedly plague him as he makes his way back for the second time.
We collectively wish him a full and speedy recovery.
For more detailed information on the injury and detail on his meniscus tear: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2013/11/24/20131123-dr-phil-on-derrick-rose-injury.nba