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Derrick Rose is one of Powerade’s most high-profile endorsers. With reports that he’ll be out 4-6 weeks after surgery to repair a menicus tear, Powerade employed creative marketing in support of Chicago’s former MVP point guard. The “Rose From Concrete” clip below has a message of perseverance through struggle and continuing to fight in tough times. The Fields of Green

The Chicago Bulls announced today that guard Derrick Rose underwent a successful meniscectomy earlier this morning to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The procedure was performed by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole at Rush Surgicenter. “This morning’s procedure went great,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “Derrick is expected to make a full recovery and he is anticipated to return to play in four to six weeks." NBA.com

The Chicago Bulls are hopeful Derrick Rose will be playing again in April, a time frame that would have him ready for the postseason. The 2010-11 MVP had outpatient surgery Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, and was able to bear weight when it was over, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said. Rose is expected to begin rehab immediately, with a recovery of four to six weeks. USA Today Sports

Harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd, you’d hope for more compassion. Derrick’s a bright young man. He’s a savant about basketball, like in the Cavs game just before the All-Star break. As soon as he saw LeBron defend Tony Snell, Rose had Snell head for the weak side above the circle so LeBron couldn’t play in the passing lanes for steals and those Snell threes opened up the game and limiting LeBron on defense. Rose will also recite to you like a coach strengths and weaknesses of every point guard in the league like you are reading a scouting report. NBA.com

I’ve also had some interesting discussions with him as he’s an avid documentary fan and is always watching them on the road. Once in lower Manhattan a few years back we were talking about the colonists taking down the statue of King George at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; because the hotel where the Bulls stayed was near that site. Perhaps he’s not always the most articulate—like so many reporters we know, right?—and being stubborn as many top pro athletes are he’s not one to back down even if something he says doesn’t come out quite right. It’s always a further sign of his maturity and professionalism I admire that he does his job as well as he can and carries respect for everyone else doing their job no matter how low they make take it sometimes. It suggests to me he’s much wiser than his critics. NBA.com

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