Derrick Rose Injury: Bulls Star Reportedly Has Surgery to Repair Torn ACL

May 12th, 2012 by donald wood Leave a reply »
With the Chicago Bulls season officially over, star point guard Derrick Rose has reportedly gone under the knife to repair the torn ACL he suffered against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their first-round NBA Playoffs matchup.

The Chicago Sun Times is reporting about Rose and his surgery:

Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday morning at Rush University Medical Center, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Dr. Brian Cole, the Bulls’ team physician, performed the ACL surgery using a graft from Rose’s patellar tendon, a commonly used procedure on young athletes.

There was no question that the star was eventually going to have surgery on his knee, but the team’s early departure from the playoffs only hurried the process. The sooner he has surgery, the sooner he can begin recovering.


What It Means

The No. 1 seeded Chicago Bulls were bounced from the playoffs by the No. 8 Philadelphia 76ers after defending MVP Rose went down late in Game 1 with his torn ACL. That is every team’s worst-case scenario.

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