Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman announced that star Derrick Rose is out four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery on a torn right medial meniscus Friday morning. Rose underwent a meniscectomy, meaning he had part of the damaged meniscus removed, and he’s expected to return before the end of the regular season.
Rose played in Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but he reported knee soreness the next day and an MRI revealed the tear. The injury was to the same meniscus that he tore in November 2013, an injury that forced him to miss the rest of last season.
But this injury was much less severe, and Forman said he’s “full weight-bearing” and was able to walk out of the hospital. Forman expects Rose to “aggressively” attack his rehab, and that rehab will begin this weekend.
Rose has been inconsistent this season following his prior two knee surgeries. He has shown flashes of his old self, but he has struggled to put together a string of excellent games. He’s averaging 18.4 points and 5.0 assists while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 28.7 percent from three.
The Bulls are 36-22 and fourth in the Eastern Conference.