Knicks' Derrick Rose Out Long Term

The New York Knicks have announced that Derrick Rose underwent right ankle surgery and will be out for the next eight weeks at a minimum.

It's impossible not to feel bad for Rose. The veteran has dealt with a plethora of injuries over his career, but of course his torn ACL during his time with the Chicago Bulls is the most notable. However, the 33-year-old has continued to not only play, but also be extremely hardworking in the process. 

Although Rose isn't the former MVP and All-Star he once was, he's been a very solid role player for the Knicks this season. In 26 games thus far, he has averaged 12.0 PPG, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. 

The 12th place Knicks have lost a notable piece of their depth for at least two months with Rose out. This isn't good for a team looking to get back into playoff contention. At this time, they sport a 14-17 record, so they need as much help as they can get.

Here's to hoping D-Rose has a speedy recovery and is only out of action for the minimum amount of expected time. 

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