Derrick Rose won't be coming to town this season to play after all.
The Chicago Bulls point guard underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. Post-surgery reports have the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player winner out for the remainder of the season after playing in just 11 games. The injury occurred Friday night against the Portland Trailblazers.
Last season Rose didn't play at all after following reconstructive surgery on his left knee. Lots of folks took issue with him sitting the entire season and the "will he or won't he play" drama overshadowed the Bulls 2012-13 season. This scenario simply puts a massive hurdle in the Bulls hopes of unseating the Miami Heat as Eastern Conference and NBA champions.
The Bulls play against the Wizards at the Verizon Center on January 13. No matter the story lines that day, John Wall actually playing against Derrick Rose won't be one of them. Boo.