NBA: Knicks’ Derrick Rose to undergo second ankle procedure
Thought to be close to a return from an ankle injury, New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose instead will undergo another ankle procedure and will be out indefinitely, the team said Friday.
Rose, 33, has not played since Dec. 16 because of a right ankle injury, and he had surgery December 22 to remove a bone spur.
The former MVP returned to practice this week, but an apparent setback has led to what is being characterized by the Knicks as a “minor” follow-up procedure.
Derrick Rose will undergo a minor procedure on his right ankle today. A timeline for his return has not yet been set.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 25, 2022
Earlier this week, the Knicks shut down guard Kemba Walker for the remainder of the season, leading to belief that Rose was set to rejoin an underperforming second unit.
The Knicks, who have lost seven of their past eight games, returned from the All-Star break Friday at home against the Miami Heat.
Rose has played in just 26 games this season, scoring 12.0 points with 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists mostly off the bench.
In 13 NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Knicks, Rose has averaged 18.2 points with 3.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists.