November 24, 2013

Bulls Lose Derrick Rose to Another Knee Injury: Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose suffered a torn medial meniscus in his right knee that will require surgery, the team announced Saturday. Rose, the 2010-11 NBA MBP, missed the last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his other knee. He's out indefinitely.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:01 PM - 4 comments

Just awful. It's looking like this will be the way Rose's career will go. Great player but unable to stay healthy. Bulls fans must feel sick.

posted by dyams at 05:52 PM on November 24, 2013

This is unfortunate - for the Bulls, they've worked hard to build a core team that is now on the shakiest of ground. Rose is too good of a talent to walk away from, but they're going to be pressed financially starting this offseason to keep their core together.

posted by dfleming at 06:44 PM on November 24, 2013

Rose's injury is a meniscus tear. It must be a rather extensive tear to keep him out for an entire season. I had 2 tears at the same time in my left knee when I was in my mid-50s when I was umpiring. The arthroscopic surgery kept me off the ball field for about 3 or 4 weeks. True, umpiring does not involve the cutting, leaping, and fast stops of basketball, but it still requires mobility and quickness. While Im not exactly into conspiracy theories, could it be that losing Rose for a few weeks would put Chicago into a position where they were in the playoffs, but well down in the table, thus reducing their chances of getting to the NBA finals? Keeping Rose out for the season might just make the Bulls bad enough to finish out of the playoffs and give them a much better draft position. Gee, Ya think someone would really do that?

posted by Howard_T at 03:31 PM on November 25, 2013

In this case, no, definitely not.

Chicago (with Rose) is one of the top 3 teams in the East, and there's a huge drop-off after them. Before this injury they had a very good chance of making a deep playoff/title run.

Losing Rose for the season is devastating to the city of Chicago.

Zero chance they're milking his injury with the goal of moving 10-15 spots in the draft.

posted by DudeDykstra at 12:42 AM on November 27, 2013

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