Congratulations to Derrick Rose!

DRose Derrick Rose was picked #1 overall in the NBA draft in 2009. In 2011, Rose became the youngest player to win the NBA season MVP. After an explosive and promising start, Derrick Rose has fought through injuries to his knees that had created doubt that he would ever return to greatness. Rose tore his left knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the opening game of the 2012 playoffs. This was an injury that sidelined him for the entire 2012-13 season. Rose fought through a grueling rehabilitation to return to the court for the 2013-14 season only to tear his right knee meniscus 10 games into the season. Rose fought through another rehabilitation again to return for the 2014-15 season. In February of the 2014-15 season, Rose again was sidelined with a meniscus tear. This time at 26 years old the decision to remove or repair the tear became a long-term decision that may affect his knee and explosive power for the remainder of his playing career. Derrick was able to repair his meniscus due to the nature of the tear. After three year of injuries and rehabilitation, Derrick Rose has persevered mentally through the process to help his team get back to the NBA playoffs. Last night Derrick Rose hit the game winner to put the Bulls up 2-1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs. I’m happy for Derrick Rose and how he has continued to ” stay in the game ” and fight to bring his best to the floor. Rose gave credit to his teammates for believing in him through the process.