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Derrick Rose surgery successful, out for the season

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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery to repair his torn medical meniscus at Rush University Medical Center Monday morning. The procedure was a success.

Team physicians Dr. Brian Cole and Dr. Chuck Bush Joseph performed the surgery on Monday.

Rose is out for the season, after injuring his right knee in the third quarter of Friday night's game in Portland.

He lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah and started the other way. Rose limped across the court and couldn't put any weight on his knee. After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game during a timeout.

It didn't appear there was any contact on the play. Rose was unable to return and was on crutches afterward. The Bulls lost to the Trail Blazers 95 - 98.

The 2011 NBA MVP missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Chicago's 2012 playoff opener against Philadelphia. He has played in just 50 NBA games -- 49 in the regular season and that lone playoff game -- since the Bulls' run to the Eastern Conference finals during his MVP season.

With Rose back, the Bulls were expected to challenge LeBron James and the Miami Heat for supremacy in the Eastern Conference and contend for their first championship since the Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen era. Instead, they're in a familiar spot -- trying to get by without their cornerstone player.

"We, of course, feel very badly for Derrick. He's in good spirits, about as well as can be expected under the circumstances, and he's already thinking about his rehab," coach Tom Thibodeau said Sunday, before the team announced their star was gone for the season. "Typical Derrick. He's concerned about his team, his teammates."

"Like Bulls fans everywhere, I was heartbroken when I heard of Derrick's injury," Bulls' owner Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement released Monday. "We are happy to know that, according to his doctors, his surgery was successful, and in time, Derrick is expected to make a full recovery. Everyone at the Bulls knows firsthand how extremely hard Derrick worked to return to the court this year, and I have no doubt he will do the same with regards to his recovery from this injury. Despite Derrick's absence, this is still a good team. I know from last year, this team and coaching staff will continue to make our fans proud."

The top-seeded Bulls bowed out in the first round of the playoffs in 2012 against Philadelphia after Rose went down and fell into a season-long holding pattern without him last year, waiting for a return that didn't happen.

His recovery took on a circus-like feel. Fans saw him shooting and dunking before games last season and wondered why he wasn't playing, particularly as the Bulls fought through injuries and illnesses down the stretch. Adidas released videos documenting his progress, but Rose mostly stayed in the background, saying little about his recovery. That changed midway through the season.

There was also speculation that Rose's camp was advising him to sit out last season and that there was a rift with the organization, particularly after older brother Reggie Rose ripped management for standing pat at the trade deadline. But Derrick Rose denied that.

All of that faded into the background with Rose back this season -- and insisting he could regain his MVP form. He was off to an up-and-down start. He was averaging 15.9 points and was shooting just over 35 percent. He was looking a little better in his last two games, with 19 points in a loss at Denver and 20 against Portland.

Without Rose, veteran Kirk Hinrich figures to start with second-year pro Marquis Teague backing him up.

"I think we have an understanding of what we need to do," Thibodeau said. "We can't feel sorry for ourselves. We have to circle the wagons, and then get out there and get the job done."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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