(NEW YORK) — On the same day that Heat forward Lebron James accepted his MVP Award for this past season, last year’s MVP, Derrick Rose, was undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL.
Rose suffered the injury during Game 1 of the team’s first playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He underwent surgery at Rush University Medical Center by team physician Dr. Brian Cole. According to Rose’s brother, the surgery was deemed a success.
“The surgery went fine,” Reggie Rose told Chicago’s ABC 7. “He came out, I feel, 100 percent. I talked to Dr. Cole. Dr. Cole said the surgery ‘went great.’ So right now everything, everything is one the up-and-up.”
Rose was plagued by injuries all season long. He played in just 39 of the team’s 66 games because of turf toe, a pulled groin, back spasms, and foot injuries. He still managed to average 21.8 points and 7.9 assists.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire