Derrick Rose injury: Bulls guard opts for meniscus reattachment, out for year

Jonathan Daniel

The Chicago Bulls point guard has decided for the surgery that will need a longer recovery but less likely to negatively affect his long-term health.

The Chicago Bulls announced that Derrick Rose underwent surgery to repair a torn right medial meniscus on Monday and that he will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

The recovery period extends into the offseason — or at least deep into the NBA postseason — because Rose opted to undergo reattachment rather than having the meniscus removed. The latter procedure would have meant he could return sooner, but at 25 years old, the reattachment means he does not risk potential knee troubles resulting from the surgery down the road. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade told ESPN this year that he regretted a removal of his meniscus more than a decade ago, and said it has caused him to have nagging knee issues as an older player.

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Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder recently underwent similar reattachment surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus and needed about six months to return to game action.

Rose tore his meniscus on a non-contact play during a game Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. He had played in eight games this season and averaged 15.9 points and 4.3 assists per game in his return from tearing his left ACL. That injury caused him to miss the entire 2012-13 season.

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