Bulls start point guard Derrick Rose is out indefinitely after suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee during last night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The team had been fearing a torn ACL, which would have been devastating considering Rose spent all of last season recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee.
Rose’s injury occurred in the 3rd quarter as he was making a cut. His knee buckled and he had to be helped off the court. Rose left the arena on crutches.
Rose’s return had been up and down through 10 games. He was averaging 15.9 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. His season high in points was 20, which he did twice, including last night.
Chicago will now have to look back to Kirk Hinrich to run the offense.