D-Rose Avoids The Worst, But …

If rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament was raised, Derrick Rose ultimately suffers “only” a torn meniscus. The leader of the Bulls will still pass on the billiard table. It will undoubtedly missing many weeks, certainly several months.

The Bulls ended the suspense Saturday night, just before midnight. Touched right knee in the third quarter of the match (lost) to Portland Friday night (98-95) , Derrick Rose suffered a torn meniscus. As the hypothesis of a ruptured ligament internal cross was raised during the hours before the announcement, it can probably be considered good news.

Nov 22, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) yells at the officials and is given a technical foul during the third quarter of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The Blazers won the game 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports - RTX15PFU

If the first option was the right one, the season of the former MVP has already been completed. But it should not fall into the blissful idealism. If the duration of his incapacity is “indeterminate”, one thing is sure: D-Rose will have to undergo an operation. Until then, it will be impossible to know when it would be potentially able to find the way floors, opening the door to all the speculation.

Left Knee In 2012

Readers of the digital edition of the Chicago Tribune are also not very reassured. To the question “Are you relieved?”, They were 43% said “Yes, it could be a breach of internal ligament mean the end of the season”, but 57% said “No”, and thus estimate that “injuries accumulate for a young player.” Let us recall that D-Rose was the victim of a breach of internal ligament in his knee, the left this time, in April 2012. Out all of last season (despite the green light from doctors), he had not found the way that floors in the last preseason. In difficulty since the beginning of fiscal year 2013-2014, the native of Chicago seemed to regain the rhythm given past events. He also registered 20 points before leaving on Friday.

If It Takes All Season, It Will Take All Season

Remains whether this is his last appearance of the season or not. The doubt exists since meniscus tear may result from an absence of a few weeks to six months depending on the exact nature and severity of said injury. Like last year, Rose will take no risk and will not rush his return. This should not reassure fans Chicago .”Derrick will be there the best for him in the long term, regardless of how long it will take, says an anonymous source close to the player, in columns Chicago Sun-Times. If it must take all season, it will take all season.He was very depressed (when he left his teammates to return to Chicago). ”

The Playoffs Without Rose, Not The Title:

The Bulls believe that these comments were made ​​under the influence of emotion and they reserve their judgment after conducting the operation, according to the Sun-Times, who argues that the franchise should immediately switch to rebuilding mode if Rose was brought to miss the entire season. We obviously are not there yet. And there is still a chance that the person be operational by the All Star Game for example. In which case he would have time to find his best (if found one day) for the play-offs. The knowing that Joakim Noah and company have the quality to finish in the Top 8 in the Eastern Conference without him. They can not, however, dream of the title with Derrick Rose in street clothes on the bench say the opposite would be illusory.