Unfortunately, Derrick Rose is preparing for his third major knee surgery since his drafting in 2008.
ABC News reports that the Chicago Bulls point guard has a torn media meniscus in his right knee, revealed by a recent MRI. The timeline for his absence is unknown at this time. The team announced the news yesterday (Feb. 24).
This isn’t the first time he’s been injured. He tore the ACL in his left knee during the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, and missed the 2012-13 season as he recovered. Soon after his return in October 2013, he tore his right knee meniscus.
He was the youngest player to be awarded MVP honors in 2010-11, at 22 years old.
We wish Rose all the best for his surgical procedure, and hope he makes a speedy recovery.