New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose went through successful knee surgery and is expected to be active again in a month.
Derrick Rose will return to basketball in 3–6 weeks after successfully going through surgery.
According to New York Public Relations, Rose underwent uncomplicated left knee arthroscopy for a medical meniscus tear. Rose’s surgery was performed by Dr. Brian Cole.
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Since Rose’s big ACL injury in 2012, this has been his best season. Rose averaged 18 points on 47 percent shooting while dishing out 4.4 assists.
After being named the league’s youngest MVP ever in 2011, he tore his ACL in his left knee. In October of 2013, he tore his right meniscus. In 2015, he tore his right meniscus again.
After all of those nagging injuries, he has to go through a pregame ritual. According to Stefan Bondy of New York Daily News, Derrick Rose goes through 12 steps before every game to prepare his fragile body.
There are questions if he can return or if a team will give him a chance.
Head coach Jeff Hornacek recently talked to Nick Fridell of ESPN about his return. Hornacek left the window open for Rose to make a comeback.
“When the season ends we’ll all sit down and try to figure out the plan going forward. Derrick did a lot of good things for us this year,” Hornacek said on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell. “When we go over [our plans] at the end of the year, it’s a guy we’ll take a look at and see if we can bring him back.”
Rose is entering the free agency for the first time in his career. He told Marc Berman of New York Post that he would love to come back to New York.