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Derrick Rose undergoes knee surgery to repair torn ACL

Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery Saturday repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.   | TOM CRUZE~Sun-Times

Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery on Saturday to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. | TOM CRUZE~Sun-Times

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Updated: May 12, 2012 7:21PM



Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday morning at Rush University Medical Center, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Dr. Brian Cole, the Bulls’ team physician, performed the ACL surgery using an autograft from Rose’s patellar tendon, a commonly used procedure on young athletes. Rose also received a platelet-rich plasma, which helps stimulate and speed healing.

A source said there were no complications or surprises during the surgery, which lasted about an hour. “His knee looked great,” the source said. “It’s what you’d expect from a 23-year-old physical specimen.”

The ACL tear on the left knee was the fifth injury Rose suffered during a season that saw the MVP point guard miss 27 regular-season games because of toe, back, groin and ankle/foot injuries.

Rose averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists in the 39 games he did participate in this season.



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