Derrick Rose Suffers Torn Meniscus, Out Indefinitely

Nov 22, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) walks out of the Moda Center on crutches after being injured in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers won the game 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Last night was brutal in terms of injuries across the league. Obviously there was Rose, but Andre Iguodala injured his hamstring, and Marc Gasol also hurt his knee.

Today, we got relatively good news on the Derrick Rose front.

According to reports, Rose suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and will be out indefinitely. He’s scheduled to undergo surgery in Chicago in the near future.

A torn meniscus is rough, but it’s far better than another torn ACL, which is what many people were suspecting.

As we’ve seen with Russell Westbrook, players are perfectly capable of returning to their pre-injury form from a torn meniscus.

But as we must remember, every player is different. While it is of course a good sign to see Westbrook back and playing well, Rose is not Westbrook. His body isn’t the same, so he won’t heal, rehab, or return the same way. Plus the mental rehab – especially given his previous injury history – will be very tough for Rose to deal with.

Whether it is later this regular season, in the playoffs, or next year, Rose will be back, and like we’ve unfortunately had to say too much already, hopefully he comes back strong.