Coach Cal product Derrick Rose has sustained yet another knee injury that will end his season. The New York Knicks announced that Rose tore the meniscus in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. This is the former Memphis Tiger’s third major knee injury since 2012 which does not bode well for Rose’s future.
In the 2012 playoffs, Rose tore the ACL in his left knee, causing him to miss the entire 2012-13 season. Ten games into the 2013-14 season, Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee causing him the sit out for the rest of that season as well. A major knee injury to each knee is a lot for any player to overcome, but now Rose has torn the meniscus in the same knee that had a torn ACL back in 2012.
The 28-year old is scheduled to be a free agent this summer, and I’d imagine he will struggle to find a new contract for the 2017-18 season coming off a third knee issue. Coming out of Memphis and being under the instruction of Coach Cal, Derrick Rose was one of the best young players in the game and on his way to being a top 5 player in the league on a yearly basis. Rose won the NBA Rookie of the year award in 2009, was the youngest Most Valuable Player in NBA history in 2011, and was voted as an NBA All-Star three years in a row from 2010-2012.
Major injuries have derailed Rose’s career for years now, and it really makes you wonder what could have been for the guard from Chicago. Take a look at these highlights from Rose’s early NBA career before he was injured. He was absolutely incredible.
Hope for the best for the former Coach Cal point guard, but his time to be a huge contributor in the league is running slim.