Two years ago, every NBA fan witnessed a horror moment for Derrick Rose. He tore his left ACL against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs.
Rose was forced to sit on the sidelines for over a year and a half. The over-anticipated return for Rose saw him give some shaky performances but nonetheless, he was back. It wasn't until last Friday night when the Chicago Bulls were set to take on the Trail Blazers and everything came crashing down.
Rose was cutting through the baseline and it looked as though he twisted his right leg and he suffered a meniscus tear to his right knee.
The team's official website confirmed: "Bulls guard Derrick Rose sustained an injury to his right knee against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
"Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery. Rose is out indefinitely."
Unfortunately for everyone who follows the NBA, it is going to take a serious length of time for Rose to return to the court the way he was during his MVP season. No one knows if he will ever return to the way he once was.
The only upside in this terrible tragedy is that it is not the same injury he suffered two years back, which was the initial fear. Westbrook was the last point guard to tear his meniscus, and it took him two months to return, and for whatever it's worth, he had two surgeries.
Some sources are saying that a torn meniscus could be healed in as short as 10 days but others say differently, and history shows it may take a little longer.
The Bulls are surely hurt by this, but with such other great all-stars in the team, the Bulls might be able to get some wins without their star, D.Rose.
Hopefully for Rose, the Bulls and everyone who follows the NBA, the surgery goes well and Rose will be able to come back very quickly. Even within the next month.
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