Derrick Rose flew back to Chicago on Sunday and will undergo surgery on the torn medial meniscus in his right knee Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau said.
The surgery will be performed by team physician Brian Cole, who also repaired Rose’s torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
It’s still too early to say how long Rose will be out and it will depend on what kind of procedure Cole will opt for. Rose could either have the meniscus removed, which would shorten his recovery period, or have it reattched, which could potentially rule him out for the rest of the season. Dwyane Wade had his meniscus removed before he was drafted and it has led to chronic knee problems at this point of his career. While having the meniscus reattached would take longer to heal, Rose’s long-term prospects would look a lot better.
More answers will be provided once the surgery takes place — only then will the doctors know the full extent of the injury and what procedure is necessary.