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Knicks' Derrick Rose to be out for 8 weeks after ankle surgery

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose underwent ankle surgery and will be out for at least eight weeks, the team announced Wednesday. Rose injured his right ankle in a game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 16.

Rose, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, averaged 12 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists per game through his first 26 games this season — his 12th season in the league. The three-time All-Star is in the first of a three-year, $43.6 million contract with New York.

Rose has a history of lower leg injuries. He has been hobbled by ankle injuries throughout his career in addition to having suffered multiple knee injuries, including a torn ACL in 2011-2012 and a torn meniscus in 2013-2014.

The Knicks are 14-17 this season, sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference. The team has gone 3-7 over its last 10 games, most recently defeating the Detroit Pistons 105-91 on Tuesday night.

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