Chicago, IL – Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose had surgery on Saturday to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The team said on Saturday that the surgery was successful while the Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier in the day that last season's MVP had the procedure at the Rush University Medical Center and it was performed by Chicago team physician Dr. Brian Cole.
The team said it will release more information regarding the prognosis and his recovery time later in the week.
Rose suffered the injury in the first playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28. The injury occurred with 70 seconds left in the game as he went down after driving to a jump-stop in the lane and throwing a pass out to the right.
Chicago won the game, but went on to lose the series as the 76ers defeated the Bulls, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, in six games.
Rose, 23, missed 27 of the 66 games this season with several injuries, including back spasms and a pulled groin. When he did play, he averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists per game.