Third Knee Injury for Rose

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose faces a torn meniscus in his right knee, for which he plans to undergo surgery

Having a torn meniscus is nothing new to Derrick Rose. In the past, he’s injured his left and right knees. The Chicago Bulls guard’s latest injury is to the meniscus in his right knee.

The past few years have been somewhat of an uphill battle for Rose. In 2011, the NBA named him MVP, but he tore the left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee in the very first game of 2012. After rehab, he returned to the court only to tear his right meniscus.

After 2.5 seasons rehabbing from these injuries, he returned to play this year — only to injure his right meniscus again.

The meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions the knee. Tearing one results in pain, stiffness and swelling. Sometimes, medication, ice and rest can be enough to heal a torn meniscus. However, Rose is expecting to undergo surgery to repair his, reports ESPN.

Rose is just a few of the league’s players out this season with injuries. Carmelo Anthony looks to be out for the next four to six months. And Dwight Howard is out for the next month or so for his right knee.

The Bulls may have to play through most of the season without Rose as he recovers. Team officials announced that they would determine when Rose will return to play after his surgery, ESPN reports.