Derrick Rose out for the season

What was once a likelihood is now official. The Chicago Bulls have announced

that Derrick Rose took the smarter, long-term route with his right knee

surgery, and is out for the season. Rose underwent an operation to

re-attach, and not trim down, the medial meniscus in his right knee on

Monday morning, knocking him out for the season, making it so the 2011

NBA MVP will have only played 10 NBA games between April of 2012, and

the fall of 2014. Had Rose chose to pare down the meniscus, he would

have left himself prone to a career full of arthritis, and a possible

career-killing eventual microfracture surgery. The re-attachment avoids

all that, but it does mean he will miss nearly all of 2013-14.

Derrick Rose right knee injury

Bulls-76ers Preview

Injured Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose prepares to bring out the game ball before Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Chicago on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The 76ers won 109-92 to even the series at a game apiece. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Steve Lundy) MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUT MAGS OUT

76ers-Bulls Preview

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012, file photo, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, center, sits on a bench between teammates Jimmy Butler, left, and Ronnie Brewer, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets in Chicago. The Bulls enter the playoffs with the top overall seed for the second straight year and one big question mark heading into their first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. That involves their health, specifically Rose's. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Bulls lose Rose to torn ACL in win over 76ers

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) is helped by trainers after an injury during the fourth quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers in Chicago, Saturday, April 28, 2012. The Bulls won 103-91. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls is examined after suffering an injury against the Philadelphia 76ers as teammates (L-R) Kyle Korver #26, Loul Deng #9 and Carlos Boozer #5 watch in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the 76ers 103-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls is examined after suffering an injury against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the 76ers 103-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls lays on the floor aftrer suffering an injury against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the 76ers 103-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)