The Knicks announced on Sunday that Derrick Rose will miss the remaining five games of the season after an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his left knee. The injury will require arthroscopic surgery and recovery time is expected to be around four to eight weeks. Recovery time will be important as Rose will become a free agent this summer. Rose has played in 64 games this season for the New York Knicks averaging 18.0 points per game and 4.4 assists.
Rose’s career has taken an unfortunate turn due to several knee injuries. After being named the league’s youngest MVP ever in 2011, he tore his ACL in his left knee the next year during the playoffs in 2012. Then, just 10 games into his return in October of 2013, he tore his right meniscus. Once again returning to the Chicago Bulls in 2015, he tore his right meniscus again. Then during the summer of 2016, the Bulls finally parted ways with Rose, trading him to the Knicks and hopefully letting Rose get a fresh start.
But it’s also been a rough road with the Knicks, as well. Before the season, Rose dubbed the Knicks a “superteam,” but they have been anything but that. Not only has their play on the court been underwhelming, they’ve had issues off the court. Rose skipped a game in January without telling any team officials or teammates where he was going.
Rose’s injuries have likely derailed what was once such a promising career for the point guard.