Derrick Rose #4 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Houston Rockets during the first half at Toyota Center on December 16, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP
The New York Knicks said point guard Derrick Rose faces at least eight weeks out of action after undergoing ankle surgery on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old, who rejoined the team in July on a three-year deal from the Detroit Pistons, had been suffering from right ankle soreness following last week’s 116-103 win over the Houston Rockets.
The Knicks are 12th in the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference with a 14-17 record and host the Washington Wizards on Thursday.
The three-time All-Star, who, at 22 years old became the youngest MVP in NBA history back in 2011, had been hobbled by injuries a year after his MVP season.
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