Knicks' Derrick Rose undergoes right ankle surgery, will be reevaluated in eight weeks

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The Knicks announced on Wednesday evening that point guard Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery on his right ankle and he will be re-evaluated in eight weeks.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Rose's timeline to return could actually be closer to six weeks than eight.

The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Rose has not played since Dec. 16, when he logged 12 minutes against the Houston Rockets before leaving the game because of his ankle.

The 33-year-old veteran has been one of the leaders off the bench for Tom Thibodeau’s group, averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 25 minutes per game off the bench. Rose has also started four games this season when called upon.

Rose’s injury hits the Knicks at an in-opportune time. Obi Toppin cleared COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, but the team still has six players out due to health and safety rules: RJ Barrett, Nerlens Noel, Miles McBride, Immanuel Quickley, Quentin Grimes and Kevin Knox.