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Derrick Rose Had Surgery This Morning, Out 4-6 Weeks

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 27, 2015 6:00PM

Bulls fans let out a collective sign of relief this morning after Bulls GM Gar Forman delivered a positive update on Derrick Rose's latest injury. The Bulls point guard had surgery this morning after tearing the meniscus in his right knee earlier this week. Rose underwent a meniscectomy that removed the damaged tissue and the surgery went well, so his return to the court is estimated at four to six weeks. That timeline suggests Rose would be able to return to action before the end of the regular season and be available for the Bulls' playoff run.

It's welcomed news this morning for those fans who feared Rose might be sidelined many months for the third time in as many seasons. Instead, Rose walked out of the hospital, and will begin intensive rehab over the weekend. “He’s in a really good place and ready to attack this rehab,” Forman said.

There will be those who question whether Rose will really be able to return in the time frame given. Rose's long rehabs from his previous ACL and meniscus surgeries have given Rose a reputation as a soft athlete. But he has a chance to turn his narrative around and prove his doubters wrong. A return this season, and an effective playoff run, can help Rose's legacy from fading. All while keeping the Bulls championship hopes for this season alive.