Watch: Doctor Tells Fox Sports Derrick Rose is “Not Finished”

Here Dr. Robert Klapper, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, tells Fox Sports Live some things we’re familiar with as depressed Bulls fans following Derrick Rose (mental hurdles will be harder to clear for Rose than physical) and offers his knowledge of what differentiates a meniscus repair to “trimming” the meniscus, literally tearing the issue out his body.

“That may actually be a smart thing to do when we’re dealing with the mental aspects of a non-contact injury,” says Klapper.

Screen-Shot-2013-11-23-at-4.39.51-PMOf course, Rose decided to repair his meniscus previously when it took him out of the 2013-14 season, that’s part of the reason why we’re here now. The decision at this point couldn’t be more obvious.

Rose may not be finished regardless of the decision but he stands to have a shorter effective career without any meniscus in his right knee, but with it he won’t likely play worth a damn for any extended period going forward. The potential worry will always be there, the potential for more hurt would for lack of a better word “hamstring” any efforts Rose could make on the court.

Or as Klapper says: “… by trimming (the meniscus), he doesn’t have to worry about tearing something that doesn’t exist there.”

Time for that snip, snip.

Credit: Sports Mockery

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