New York Knicks: Derrick Rose Tears Meniscus, Out For Season

Knicks guard Derrick Rose will miss the last few games of the season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee.

In 2015, he re-aggravated the same meniscus injury and this year's injury happened to Rose at the worst possible time, as he will be a free agent this offseason.

The 28-year-old Rose's latest injury setback will require arthroscopic surgery and will be his fourth surgery to either knee - he tore his left ACL in 2012 and underwent two surgeries on his right meniscus. He missed the entire 2012-13 season, played only 10 games the following season, and missed substantial time in every season since.

Off-court legal issues and a sudden, random disappearance threw unexpected wrenches into his season, but Rose was generally productive for the Knicks in 64 games as he averaged 18 points and six assists per night. After this injury, a return to the league at all is a question.

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Of course, Rose can still sign a contract extension with the Knicks before July 1, but both sides appear ready to move on.

The Knicks traded for Rose last June in a multi-player deal with the Chicago Bulls.

If I'm a Knicks fan, I'm increasingly nervous w/ every day that goes by without the Knicks waiving Rose. Ron Baker and Chasson Randle will handle the point guard duties the rest of the way.

  • Tabitha Byrd