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Derrick Rose to have surgery Monday on torn meniscus, could miss 6 months

Derrick Rose was averaging 15.9 pts. per game before his injury. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) Derrick Rose was averaging 15.9 pts. per game before his injury. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Monday.

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Rose will return to Chicago on Sunday and team doctor Brian Cole will perform the surgery the next day. Cole also performed the surgery on Rose's left knee after he tore his ACL in the 2012 playoffs.

Rose is said to be leaning toward meniscus reattachment surgery, which could take up to six months to rehab.

Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident that the team can still succeed with the former MVP on the sidelines, telling reporters, "We're the Chicago Bulls. We've got one goal, and that's to win. And I believe we can."

THOMSEN: Rose, Bulls will fight through newest injury

The Bulls will play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday in the third game of a six-game West Coast road trip.

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