DERRICK’S DONE. ROSE TO MISS SEASON

derrick_rose_hospital_kneeChicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season after undergoing surgery on Monday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.

The surgery was performed by the same doctor who carried out the ACL surgery on Rose’s left knee in May 2012.

There had appeared to be two options – have the meniscus removed and be back on the floor in a matter of weeks. Or have it reattached, and be out for months. Rose and the Bulls chose the latter.

Before the surgery, coach Tom Thibodeau said the team felt bad for Rose after all the work he had put in to return.

“I talked to him at length last night. He’s in good spirits,” he said. “About as well as can be expected under the circumstances. And he’s already thinking about his rehab, and typical Derrick — concerned about his team, his teammates. But that being said, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We’re the Chicago Bulls. We have one goal, that’s to win. And I believe we have the personnel in that locker room to get it done.”

Thibodeau said he expects Rose to make a full recovery but acknowledged there is disappointment throughout the locker room.

After this latest serious setback, do you think Rose will EVER be anywhere near the MVP calibre player he once was? Have your say on the MVP Facebook page.

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