New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose will miss be sidelined for the next three to six weeks after undergoing a fourth knee surgery in the last five years, according to a team statement.
The team made the announcement through their Twitter account, which described the surgery as uncomplicated” and said it was done in Chicago.
“The surgery was performed by Dr. Brian Cole, who collaborated with NY Knicks team physicians,” said the tweet. “He [Rose] is expected to have a full recovery and will begin basketball activities in approximately 3-6 weeks.”
Yahoo Sports report that the surgery was to partially trim Rose’s left meniscus, similar to what doctors did to his right meniscus in the 2014-2015 season, when the guard was still with the Chicago Bulls. He only moved to the Big Apple before this season started.
The first of Rose’s knee problems occurred during the 2012 playoffs, when he tore his left ACL and sat out the entire following season on rehab. 10 games into his return in 2013, Rose needed another season-ending operation to repair a torn right meniscus.
In February 2015, Rose had the same injury on the same knee and had to miss 20 games after surgery. Before the 2015-2016 season, he required surgery after a left orbital fracture sustained in practice.
Rose also sat out a game without telling New York Knicks management this season. Team officials said he could not be contacted or located hours before that match, though he called the team after the game and explained his reasons for temporarily going AWOL.