This was the last news Chicago Bulls‘ fans wanted to hear. Derrick Rose out for the entire season after another surgery on his knee. This time it is a torn meniscus in his right knee that had to be repaired. Bulls’ fans and the organization are in a state of shock and have to find a way to manage the rest of the season.
When D. Rose went in for his surgery, there was a lot of speculation of his timetable to return. Most people were hoping that the meniscus would be partially removed, and he would recover within the 4-6 weeks’ time frame. But since Rose will miss the entire season, the option was clear that the meniscus was repaired and reattached. This type of procedure, with rehab, can take up to 4-6 months of recovery and hopefully extend his career.
Even though Rose is a very tough minded person and sometimes it’s hard to get a read on him. This has to really mess up his psyche. Two major surgeries in the last few years cannot be good for you mentally, especially when someone of his caliber worked so hard to get back to elite status. It’s one thing for this to damage you physically, but we have to be worried about his mindset going forward.
Ever since he had the surgery, everybody has questions. How will the Bulls cope with this latest injury to their star? Will they make any trades midseason or will they tank the season? Coach Tom Thibodeau will laugh at these questions and always will go what he believes in; we have enough to still contend. He knows his team is at a disadvantage without Rose, but he has his players believing in his system. The Bulls will find a way to get through this just like they did last season.
This might be the last run for this core group of Bulls. There are a lot of questions surrounding this Bulls team and the state of the organization. The future of Rose and the Bulls is very bleak. They might have to make some major changes and the No. 1 focus is to make sure Rose can overcome this psychologically.