By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com
The Bulls said that Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, or a “surgical removal of all or part of a torn meniscus,” according to WebMD.
This is the second time Rose has torn the medial meniscus in his right knee. The first came in November 2013, in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The first time Rose suffered the injury, he chose to fix the meniscus instead of taking all or part of it out. This time, a different decision has been made.
Bulls team physician Dr. Brian Cole will perform the surgery Friday. He also performed the surgery on Rose in 2013, as well as one in May 2012 after Rose tore the ACL in his left knee in the first game of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Depending on what Cole sees Friday during surgery, there is a belief among many within the organization that Rose could come back at some point this season.
“I think we’re all optimistic about it,” Butler said. “We want him back, and I’m sure he’s going to try and get back as soon as possible.”
The Bulls face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
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