Timetable for return unclear, but Rose likely done for season…
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is one of the most popular players in the game amongst his peers and the fans, and so the reaction to his injury has been widespread.
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The Bulls announced the news that he would require knee surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee on Tuesday night, and it came as a shock given his extended play and return to form this season.
Rose has been plagued by knee issues over the last three years and has already had surgery on each knee due to ACL and MCL tears, and so his future in the game has naturally been questioned given his vulnerability to being injured which comes in part due to his style of play.
However, after seemingly making a full recovery, looking strong and producing explosive performances that he used to prior to his injury woes, his latest setback comes as a real blow to the Bulls, Chicago, the NBA and Rose himself.
The support has been huge from across the league, with numerous players wishing him well:
Man feel bad for D.Rose! Keep your head up homie and stay strong G!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 25, 2015
Feel so bad for Drose. One of the most genuine superstars out there, even better person…
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) February 25, 2015
Prayers up for the homie Drose…Wish u a speedy recover
— John Wall (@JohnWall) February 25, 2015
Damn man, I hate that…get healthy D! Praying for you.
— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) February 25, 2015
Man, prayers up for DRose. Unreal.
— Ben McLemore (@BenMcLemore) February 25, 2015
Damn man send one up for D Rose.. Hate this keeps coming back but like before it won't keep you down! Paul George (@Yg_Trece) February 25, 2015
Again? Man oh man. I feel the pain. So sorry for DRose. Big fan! Wish you a speedy recovery Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) February 25, 2015