New York Knicks’ star point guard Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the season due to a Knee Injury, the team has confirmed on Sunday. A scan of Rose’s left knee revealed a Torn Meniscus which will require an arthroscopy. The injury will take six to eight weeks to recover, making Rose a free agent come June.

Knicks’ coach Jeff Hornacek said in a statement, “It’s tough for Derrick. He’s played hard all year. I didn’t hear the real report on it. He’ll get that taken care of and probably be back. But he’s worked hard the last summer with yoga, those kinds of things, to get his body in great shape.

Feel sorry for him,” the Los Angeles Times has reported.

Derrick Rose’s future with the Knicks

During Rose’s time in Chicago last year, he only managed to play 66 games. Regardless, the Knicks still opted to acquire him on the eve of the NBA draft in June. However, the point guard was never comfortable playing the triangle offense which jeopardized his stay with the team. Before the injury, Rose was having a stellar season, averaging 18 points per game in 64 games. He scored 24 points against the San Antonio Spurs while dished out 27 points against the Detroit Pistons in his last two games.

Rose’s contract will expire after this season. Consequently, his injuries might prevent him from receiving a lucrative new contract from another team when free agency begins in June.

Derrick Rose’s past injuries

Rose has repeatedly been sidelined due to injuries throughout his career. During the 2012 playoffs, he suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) that made him miss the rest of the season. The following year, he injured his right knee with a torn meniscus that sidelined him for much of the 2013 to 2014 season.

He missed 20 more games the next season due to the same injury.

Rose had his share of controversies with the Knicks following his move from Chicago. In January, he was fined by the team after he skipped a game against the New Orleans Pelicans without notifying management of his whereabouts.

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