Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery, the team said Tuesday.
Rose reported earlier in the day with right knee pain. An exam and subsequent MRI confirmed the tear. A timetable for Rose's return will be determined once he has surgery, the team said. The Bulls and Rose decided to fix the meniscus tear instead of cutting the damaged part out in order to elongate Rose's career. The general feeling within the organization from several team personnel on Tuesday night was one of disbelief and sadness after all the rehab work Rose put in over the last two and a half seasons.
The torn meniscus is the same injury he sustained in Nov. 23, 2013 against the Portland Trail Blazers.