Derrick Rose Out With Knee Injury, Will Undergo Surgery

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Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls waits to shoot a free-throw against the Milwuakee Bucks

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Tuesday (Feb. 24) the Chicago Bulls announced that Derrick Rose will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

After Rose, 26, reported a pain in his right knee, an exam and MRI confirmed the tear.

Rather than just cutting the damaged part of the meniscus out, Rose and the Bulls decided that it would be best to fix the tear in order to elongate Rose’s career.

The 2011 NBA MVP was averaging 18.4 points and 5.0 assists this season until suffering the same injury as he did Nov. 23, 2013.

D-Rose also suffered a torn ligament in his left knee in 2012.

The Chicago Bulls, who were picked by many to make it to the NBA Finals, have endured a massive blow to their playoff hopes.

When Rose can return back to the court will be determined after the surgery.