The New York Knicks informed this Wednesday afternoon that Derrick Rose underwent surgery in his right ankle at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The point guard will be re-evaluated in eight weeks.
Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery on his right ankle today at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He will be re-evaluated in eight weeks.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 23, 2021
Rose last played against the Houston Rockets on December 16 and has missed the Knicks’ last two games. At Toyota Center, he played 12 minutes and log 1 rebound and 1 assist before leaving late in the second quarter.
Currently, New York is 12th on the Eastern Conference with a 14-17 record and is having roster trouble due to covid-19. The team has six players in RJ Barrett, Quentin Grimes, Kevin Knox, Miles McBride, Nerlens Noel, and Immanuel Quickley out because of health & safety protocols.
The guard position is the one that has suffered the most with Quickley and McBride in COVID-19 protocols and Rose’s injury, luckily the Knicks had Kemba Walker waiting to prove he deserves a spot in the rotation.
After 10 games, Walker was given the starting spot and answered with 29 points and 3 assists against the Boston Celtics and 21 points with 5 assists against the Detroit Pistons.