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.
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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.