Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose reportedly had
surgery on Saturday to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that last season's MVP had surgery at the Rush
University Medical Center and it was performed by Chicago team physician
Dr. Brian Cole.
Rose suffered the injury in the first playoff game against the Philadelphia
76ers on April 28. The injury occurred with 70 seconds left in the game as he
went down after driving to a jump-stop in the lane and throwing a pass out to
Chicago won the game, but went on to lose the series as the 76ers defeated the
Bulls, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, in six games.
Rose, 23, missed 27 of the 66 games this season with several injuries,
including back spasms and a pulled groin. When he did play, he averaged 21.8
points and 7.9 assists per game.
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