Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again, miss rest of season
- Author: Desiree Holland Apr 03, 2017,
Apr 03, 2017, 2:23
Rose has suffered the same injury twice in his National Basketball Association career.
Knee injuries have been a serious issue for Rose throughout his career.
After a strong start to his career which saw Rose winning league MVP in 2010/11 season, Rose has been pestered by knee problems for the better part of his National Basketball Association career, suffering a torn ACL in the 2011/12 season and then a torn MCL in the 2013/14 season.
He has had multiple knee problems since his 2010-11 MVP season with the Chicago Bulls.More news: Penguins Clinch Playoff Berth With 3-1 Win Over Sabres
Rose missed the Knicks' last two games in what was originally described as knee soreness. He missed the entire 2012-13 season, played only 10 games the following season, and missed substantial time in every season since.
Rose tore his meniscus in 2013, part of a laundry list of injuries that have derailed his career. He played in 130 of 164 games the past two seasons - averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists in 2016-17 - after missing 212 of 312 the previous four years with the Bulls. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the news of the tear, adding Rose will need six to eight weeks to recover.
It will also end any notion of him getting a max deal in free agency.
The Knicks are likely to move on from Carmelo Anthony this offseason as well, rebuilding in president Phil Jackson's effort to return the franchise to relevancy.