Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose could miss the rest of the 2013/14 season after undergoing surgery today.
The 25-year-old suffered a torn meniscus on Saturday - and reports suggest the player and the Bulls are considering the reattachment procedure, which would rule him out for at least six months.
The other options are removing the meniscus - which would keep him out for approximately a week - or trimming it, leaving him out for several months.
However, it's been reported that the Bulls and Rose will opt for the lengthier option to benefit his long-term career.
Bulls fans, though, are unlikely to know exactly how long he'll spend on the sidelines until his surgery has been completed on Monday afternoon.
After missing so much of last season, it is possible that we have already seen the best of Derrick Rose?
Or can the 2011 NBA MVP bounce back from this latest injury setback?