The former NBA MVP is out for the season… again. Rose suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in Saturday’s game against the Portland Trailblazers. He underwent season ending knee surgery Monday morning in Chicago. Rose missed all of the 2012-2013 season after tear his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs. After using the entire 2012-2013 season to rehab, Rose came out strong in the 2013 preseason. Since the season started, Rose averaged 15 points in 10 of the 12 team’s games. The point guard did miss two games early in the season due to hamstring complications in his right leg.
This injury may be the end of the reign of Rose. Rose has dominated the league since being drafted number one overall in 2008 by the Chicago Bulls. In the past two seasons, Rose has suffered two knee injuries, one on both knees. The key to his game is explosiveness. Without a strong base, solid knees, Rose’s game may never be the same. Derrick Rose is set to return to the court next season.