Report: Derrick Rose Will Be out for 8-12 Months or More

May 15th, 2012 by Ashley Nevel Leave a reply »
After successful ACL surgery, Derrick Rose’s doctor predicted that he would be out of commission for 8-12 months.

This is not news considering Rose missed 27 games of the shortened season. The Chicago Bulls managed to go 18-9 without him but failed to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Since the very beginning of the season Rose succumbed to various injuries including his left big toe, strained lower back, groin, sprained right ankle, and foot.

The worst of the worst happened on Saturday, April 28, in the first game of the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. Derrick Rose made an awkward jump, causing him to tear his ACL. The Bulls were forced to finish the rest of the playoffs without him.

Ending the season with the best record in the NBA at 50-16, there was doubt that the Bulls would be able to at least finish off the 76ers in the first round without Rose and later matchup against the Celtics. However, the 76ers proved these “certainties” wrong when Philadelphia advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating the Bulls in Game 6.

So, what now?

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