Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will undergo surgery on his right knee on Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Brian Cole, who performed the last two knee surgeries Rose needed as well. Friday will be the third time Rose has undergone knee surgery since May 2012.
The tear was reported on Tuesday, after Rose reported feeling pain in his right knee and had an exam and MRI. The Bulls said Rose will have his meniscus removed or partially removed during the surgery.
Rose was averaging 18.4 points, 5 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 46 games this season before the injury. The 26-year-old had played just 10 games over the previous two seasons combined due to his injuries.
He has not played a full season since 2010-11, after which he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player.
- Molly Geary