Knicks guard Derrick Rose will undergo surgery on a torn left meniscus and miss the rest of the season.

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose is out for the season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee, the team announced on Sunday. Rose’s injury will require an arthroscopy.

Rose is set to enter free agency this offseason. After spending the first seven years of his career with the Chicago Bulls, Rose had somewhat of a rejuvenation in his first season with the Knicks. He averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists and played in 64 games. The Knicks, who’ve missed the postseason four years in a row, had just six games left in the regular season entering Sunday.

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For Rose, it’s another setback in a career full of them. Rose’s first major injury came when he tore his ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs. Rose then tore his right meniscus following his first come back and played only 10 games in the 2013-’14 sesaon. He had another more minor surgery on his right knee meniscus in 2015. This latest setback will be his fourth knee operation.

Rose, who has publicly said he’d like to remain in New York, has had an up and down season with the Knicks. He struggled to adapt to the triangle offense, at times calling his offensive production “random.” The ever-present drama surrounding the Knicks likely didn’t help, either.

Rose had missed the Knicks’ previous two games with soreness and swelling. He had said that he didn’t believe it was anything serious. Sunday’s news is just another obstacle for the former MVP.


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