By Dan Devine
Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery on Friday morning to remove the damaged portion of the torn medial meniscus in his right knee. Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman termed the surgery “minor” in a session with reporters — Rose reportedly walked out of the hospital bearing his full weight on his own following the procedure — and estimated Rose’s recovery timeline at four to six weeks, and said that the Bulls expect the star point guard to return.
“We expect Derrick to be playing this season,” Forman said.
The short side of the four-to-six-week timeframe would peg Rose’s estimated return at March 27. The far end brings us to April 10, three games before the end of the Bulls’ regular season and eight days before the start of the 2015 playoffs.
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