Derrick Rose Has Successful Surgery, On Schedule For 8-Month Rehab And Return In Late December

Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose had his season cut short with an ACL tear suffered in the 2012 NBA Playoffs, but he underwent successful surgery to repair his knee ligament on Saturday and is now on track for an eight-month recovery and an estimated return in late-December, according to a report from Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Hayes notes that Rose could get back on the court in as little as five months, but the former MVP would not be ready for NBA action until at least 6-9 months from now. The best note that came from the report is that Rose's knee apparently looked good in terms of overall health:

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."

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