Derrick Rose Has Successful Third Knee Surgery

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose underwent another surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear on his right knee. The Bulls’ physician that evaluated Derrick Rose’s knee injury said that the damaged part of Rose’s meniscus was  removed in a procedure that took no more than 15 minutes.

However, although the surgery was a success, Rose is still not out of the woods. This is the third knee surgery for the former MVP in the past two seasons. Maybe it’s bad luck, but according to Manhattan Orthopedic Care’s knee specialist Dr. Armin Tehrany, Rose is a fast player and still very young, thus depending on the damage, perhaps even a meniscus repair could have been a better option for Rose’s recovery from his knee injury.

“Derrick Rose’s knee injury requires revision surgery. Depending on the location of tear, the surgery is done either by repairing it for a second time, or removing the meniscus. Considering how explosive he is and the fact that he is a basketball player, and his previous injuries, he may have been better off with a repair. But he had the meniscus removed, unfortunately,” Dr. Tehrany said.

For now Rose said that is happy with the success of the surgery. The 26-year old will need 4 to 6 weeks to recover, before he gets back into training, and eventually playing games in which he is expected to lead his team. Although Rose was struggling with knee injuries in the past two seasons, during which time he missed almost 75 percent of the games, he still managed to score average of 18.4 points and 5 assists.

“We just got to be patient and just give him the time he needs to get through the rehab. This rehab is much shorter. The other ones, they were expected to be long”, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said.

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