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posted: 5/12/2012 6:37 PM

Bulls star Rose undergoes surgery to repair ACL

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  • Bulls point guard Derrick Rose reacts after injuring his leg in the fourth quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rose had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

       Bulls point guard Derrick Rose reacts after injuring his leg in the fourth quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rose had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
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  • Video: Derrick Rose injures his knee

 
 

Derrick Rose had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday morning, the Bulls confirmed.

Rose now faces a 6-8 month rehabilitation, which would likely have him ready for game action in December or January of next season.

The injury occurred with 1:15 left in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Philadelphia. Rose came to a jump stop in lane, left his feet again and immediately fell to the ground grabbing his left knee.

Without Rose, the Bulls lost four of the next five games and were eliminated from the playoffs. Before tearing his ACL, last year's league MVP missed a total of 27 games this season with toe, back, groin and ankle injuries.

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