HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors


February 25, 2015 Updates

When I was around Rose for a few weeks with Team USA this past summer, I noticed that he didn't go anywhere without some combination of the following: foam rollers, rolling sticks, lacrosse balls, resistance bands. After practice one day in New York, I spied him alone in the corner of the gym doing goblet squats with a kettlebell -- a tried-and-true technique for addressing the hip dysfunction that often puts the knees in a vulnerable position. CBSSports.com

As you have likely heard, Derrick Rose has once again suffered a serious knee injury and could be out for the remainder of the season. If you are a faithful follower of Reddit’s NBA page, you would have gotten the news before anyone else. A Reddit user who says he is friends with Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson’s son wrote on the social media site Tuesday night that he had heard Rose will miss around six weeks. “I just got word from my friend (John Paxson’s son) that Derrick Rose has a tear in his meniscus,” KevinAndrewsPhoto wrote. “And will miss around 6 weeks.” Larry Brown Sports

Derrick Rose suffered a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery, the Chicago Bulls said Tuesday night, the latest injury for the former NBA Most Valuable Player. Rose, a 26-year-old guard playing for his hometown team, was given the league’s top individual honor after the 2010-11 season, signifying his induction into the NBA’s elite club of stars. Since then, though, a string of injuries has derailed his career. Wall Street Journal

Chris Mannix: Talked to two people close to D-Rose: No answers there, either. Not ruling out a return this season, but too early to make any predictions. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

Highly regarded NBA trainer Tim Grover, who has worked with Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant, tried to find optimism. He tweeted, "Before you panic about DRose it's not uncommon for athletes to return at a high level from multiple meniscus tears--if you do the work right." USA Today Sports

Rose will do the right work. Rose and everyone close to him will tell you that, and Rose will have another comeback. In that January interview with USA TODAY Sports, Rose said, "I still have games I want to win. I still want to play in the NBA. I still want to win a championship. I've got a long career ahead. I'm only 26. I love this game too much." USA Today Sports

February 24, 2015 Updates

Chris Haynes: Bulls G Derrick Rose will need right knee surgery after MRI confirmed medial meniscus tear. Timeline of his absence will be revealed later. Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

Brian Windhorst: Bulls announced Derrick Rose has medial meniscus tear in right knee, will need surgery. His meniscus tear last year was also in that knee. Twitter @WindhorstESPN

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