Two weeks after tearing his ACL in the opening game of the 2012 NBA playoffs, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery this morning to repair his left knee, reports Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Dr. Brian Cole, the Bulls’ team physician, performed the operation at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago using an autograft from Rose’s patellar tendon. Rose also received a platelet-rich plasma blood to aid the healing process.
"His knee looked great," a source told Hayes. "It’s what you’d expect from a 23-year-old physical specimen." Rose averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists in 39 games for the Bulls this year, his season cut short by injuries to his toe, back, groin, ankle and foot. Chicago was eliminated in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, losing in six games to the Philadelphia 76ers.