What’s Next for Derrick Rose After His Knee Injury?

November 23rd, 2013 by Will Carroll Leave a reply »

Bulls fans may exhale. Derrick Rose has been diagnosed with meniscus damage, a diagnosis that will require surgery but tends to have a very short recovery period, sometimes as little as 10 days. 

In the 18 hours since Rose injured his knee in Portland, there has been nothing short of panic regarding his knee. Early speculation centered on damage to his ACL. Jordan Bernfield of WGN had the most devastating possibility:

A source confirmed to me similar information: that the manual exam performed after Rose went back to the locker room raised concerns for an ACL sprain. That type of manual exam is usually tests known as the Lachman test or the drawer test. Both of these can give very accurate results when performed by trained personnel. They were no doubt performed by both Bulls athletic trainer Fred Tedeschi and the Portland team doctor in attendance. (NBA teams normally do not travel with their doctor.) 

Even trained orthopedists who observed the way Rose's knee buckled believed he had torn his ACL for the second time:

There is a slightly increased risk for tearin ...

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