New York Knicks doctors are “psyched” to work with Derrick Rose following his trade from the Chicago Bulls, according to sources within the organization.
“This is why you put on the surgical mask and gloves,” said team surgeon Michael Benson. “No offense to the other guys on the roster, but the chance to work with Derrick is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Citing his history of torn ACL’s, ankle problems and general body issues, Rose felt the Knicks offered the best path forward for his career and was grateful to the Bulls for giving him a fresh start.
“The talent pool is so deep in New York,” said Rose. “We’re talking third, fourth and maybe even fifth opinions every time I tear something. My heart will always be in Chicago, but my knees are headed to the Big Apple. I’m gonna challenge those guys.”
While there’s no timetable currently set for Rose and Knicks physicians to work together on a rehab project, NBA observers say it’s only a matter of time.
“We could be looking at the start of something truly special. Experimental treatments. Successful surgeries. They might even present a united front when discussing how long Derrick will be out in November or December,” said HBO’s Bill Simmons.