Chicago Bulls fans were shocked to find out that Derrick Rose injured himself on the court once again (Nov 22). Last year, Derrick Rose had to sit out of the 2012-2013 NBA season from a torn ACL and he'll be out for the 2013-2014 season from a torn meniscus.
USA Today defines the role of the meniscus:
The meniscus acts as a cushion for knee bones, and without, the chance of early arthritis and other problems increase.
It was an MRI exam (Nov 23) that revealed that Derrick suffered from a torn meniscus on his right knee. This unexpected injury forces him to sit out the rest of the season as he enters rehabilitation. On Monday (Nov 25), Derrick had surgery on his right knee and it’s unclear how long it will take for Derrick to reach a full recovery.
SALUTE: USA TODAY