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Update: Derrick Rose Will Require Surgery After Medial Meniscus Tear In Right Knee

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Derrick Rose (photo. @iropp)

UPDATE: According to reports, the Bulls have updated the status of Derrick Rose after he underwent MRI testing today. He has suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and will require surgery, with no timetable on his return.

Adrian Wojnarowski has more from Yahoo! Sports on the choice Rose and Bulls will have to make about which type of surgery he’ll undergo:

The Bulls announced Rose will be out indefinitely after he had an MRI Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles that revealed a tear to his right medial meniscus.

If Rose decides to reattach the meniscus – usually the route taken by young players – he’s expected to miss the rest of the regular season. To clip off the meniscus is a riskier long-term issue, but could have Rose back in one to two months.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a torn right lateral meniscus in the Western Conference playoffs in April, and had the procedure to reattach it. He finally returned early this season.

Grantland’s Zache Lowe tweeted out the differences between a lateral mensicus tear — the one suffered by Westbrook — and the medial meniscus tear suffered by Rose.

So do the Bulls clip off the medial meniscus — further endangering Rose long-term, but getting him back on the court this year — or do they reattach the mensicus and he sits out yet another season?

The only positive note — as mentioned by Lowe — is it was a medial meniscus tear (inside of the knee), rather than a lateral meniscus tear (on the outside of the knee, which helps the knee’s ability to move laterally).

This is just awful. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rose and his teammates and family in Chicago.

EARLIER: Derrick Rose left the Blazers game Friday night with 3:20 remaining in the third quarter, grasping his right knee. Rose tore his left ACL in the first game of the 2012 NBA Playoffs and missed the entire 2012-13 season rehabilitating.

Rose was taken to the Bulls’ locker-room in the third, and midway through the fourth the team announced he would not return. Derrick was unable to put any weight on the injured right leg as he was escorted back in Portland. At the time of the injury, Rose had scored 20 points and dished 5 assists, but he needed the help of an assistant and trainer to get back to the locker-room.

The Bulls play the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday and their franchise point guard will have an MRI test administrated after traveling to LA with the team.

We agree with Jamal Crawford‘s sentiment, and hope Rose’s positive attitude — as relayed by Taj Gibson — is a sign he did not just tear the ACL on the other knee; he knows what a torn ACL feels like. Rose won’t talk to the media as he’s still receiving treatment, but it’s being reported he’s on crutches and was obviously in pain when headed back to the showers.

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  • 2cents

    I said it before, and I don’t want to be right, but I have a feeling Rose’s best days are behind him already. It’s like Penny Hardaway all over again…