Rose was able to walk out of hospital…
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose underwent successful knee surgery on Friday morning and will return within four to six weeks.
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Rose suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee earlier this week and was scheduled to undergo surgery immediately as the Bulls and the NBA as a whole were left stunned by his latest setback.
However, it has been confirmed that the surgery was a success and that he was able to walk out of hospital with full weight on his leg.
Meanwhile, Bulls general manager Gar Forman noted that the surgery was “minor” and that they expect the 26-year-old to return within six to eight weeks.
Forman added Rose had the damaged part of his meniscus removed and that the organisation is confident that he will be able to return before the regular season ends.
The explosive point guard is expected to resume rehabilitation on Saturday, and Forman was keen to stress that Rose was in good spirits about the situation and that he remains confident that he will be able to return to action as soon as possible.
The news will come as a welcome boost for the Bulls who feared that they would be without their star guard for the remainder of this season as he underwent surgery for the third time in the last three years.
However, they will hope that he is able to successfully recover and avoid any further setbacks as he steps up his bid to return and help the team finish off the regular season before a potential deep playoff run.
Bulls GM Gar Forman says Derrick Rose had successful surgery. Rose is full weight bearing and was able to walk out of the hospital.
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