Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent a successful surgery on Wednesday according to team physician Dr. Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. The former MVP required the surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, which is the same injury that sidelined Rose for nearly the duration of the 2013-2014 NBA season.
“Derrick is in good spirits, and though it’s impossible to imagine the pain and frustration he’s going through, his knee looks great,” said Dr. Hardaway, as he walked gingerly from the operating room. “I don’t see why he wouldn’t be able to play sparingly at about 60 percent of his ability for the next six years or so before he finally retires.”
A specific timetable has not yet been set by the Bulls for Rose’s return to the court, though Dr. Hardaway expects that a full recovery is certainly something that one could strive for.
“He’s a fighter,” stated Dr. Hardaway about Rose, who was unavailable for comment at the request of team psychiatrist, Dr. Kafka.