End of the road for Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose goes down with another season ending injury


Derrick Rose goes down with another season ending injury

Not once, not twice, but for the third time, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a season ending injury.

Rose reported early on Tuesday, Feb. 24 that he had right knee pain. An exam and an MRI confirmed Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee.

26 year-old D-Rose was averaging 18.4 point and 5.0 assist in his 46 game season.

Rose is no stranger to injuries.

In 2011-12 season, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), leading him to miss the rest of the playoffs. In 2012-13 season, Rose didn’t participate in any games because he didn’t feel ready to play with his surgically repaired knee. In 2013-14 season, D-Rose played 10 games, suffering a right meniscus tear against Portland.

Now this season, nothing new.

Knowing his history with injuries, I still had high hopes for his performance this year.

Derrick Rose was the best point guard by far in the NBA before his injuries. He had the explosiveness that made him an unstoppable force.

The third year in the league Rose won MVP at 22 years-old.

The scary thing is he was still young and had not even reached his prime.

I felt like this season he was going to prove to everyone that he is still a force to be reckoned with.

Over his final 14 games before the All-Star break, he looked like he was getting back into the groove of things, averaging 22.6 points.

As much as it kills me to say this, I don’t seeing him coming back in the same form that he was.

It’s disappointing to see an athlete of his caliber, not reach their full potential due to injuries.

We’ve seen it before with Brandon Roy and Greg Oden. Both of them were top draft picks of the Portland Trail Blazers, and they never could really reach their peak because of injuries.

As much as I believe in Derrick Rose and would like to see him play with the same fire and explosiveness he had, I don’t think it will happen.