New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose suffered yet another serious knee injury that will cause him to miss the remainder of the season, according to the Knicks’ organization. An MRI on April 2nd revealed a torn meniscus in his left knee. This injury will require arthroscopic surgery and his recovery time is expected to be four to eight weeks.
Rose has played in 64 games this season for the Knicks, averaging 18 points-per-game and 4.4 assists.
Rose’s career has taken an unfortunate turn due to several knee injuries. This will be Rose’s fourth knee surgery since he tore his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs as a member of the Chicago Bulls. In Oct. 2013 he returned, but only played in 10 games because he tore his right meniscus. He would go on to tear his right meniscus again in 2015. In the summer of 2016, the Bulls traded Rose to the Knicks where he sought a fresh start.
However, it has been a rough season with the Knicks. Before the 2016-17 season started, Rose was quoted saying the Knicks are a “superteam,” but they have been anything but a superteam. His caliber of play this season has been somewhat of a disappointment, and he has had some off-court issues too. Rose can’t catch a break when it comes to playing a full healthy season since his MVP year in 2011.
Rose is set to become a free agent this summer, making his recovery urgent and important.
Once a promising talent as a point guard, injuries have prevented Rose from living up to his superstar potential.