UPDATE: “The Bulls announced Saturday that All-Star guard Derrick Rose will need surgery to repair torn medial meniscus in his right knee. He will be listed as out indefinitely until after he undergoes the surgery.”
It’s April 2012 all over again in the Windy City. The biggest fear for the Chicago Bulls has come true. Derrick Rose is hurt again, and all signs point to it being very serious. An NBA source told Breitbart Sports that the Bulls fear it’s a torn right ACL.
No contact was ever made, but Friday night in Portland Rose went down again. It’s being called a right knee injury and an MRI is scheduled.
No official word has come down regarding the seriousness of the knee, but pictures don’t lie. Rose couldn’t put weight on his leg at all after Chicago’s loss to the Blazers. In fact, the former MVP needed crutches to get around.
Rose suffered the injury when he attempted a backcut and his leg gave out while he attempted to change direction. Rose didn’t fall to the ground like he did against the 76ers back in 2012, but the jaws of NBA fans certainly dropped.
There is no question how important of a player Rose is. Chicago wins about 80% of their games when he’s played in the last three years. Basketball aside, the story is just plain sad.
Rose fought so hard to get back from his left ACL tear. He dealt with critics who wanted him back sooner and he was poised to lead the Bulls to the top. Before his injury in Portland he had tied his best scoring night of the season. Things were looking up.
Now, Bulls players, fans, and the basketball world hold their collective breath on the results of an MRI that no one seems to have high hopes for.
Derrick Rose had a chance to go down with the Jordans and Pippens in Chicago sports history. Instead, another serious injury has occurred leaving us to wonder if he won’t go down the path of Gale Sayers.