Surgically repaired meniscus tears can keep players out anywhere from eight weeks to four months, depending on the severity of the tear and the type of repair done during the surgery. Some players have returned quickly from removing the damaged portion of the meniscus or the entire meniscus. However, that has long-term effects that can shorten the career of an athlete with the wear-and-tear from bone on bone rubbing in the knee.
By repairing/re-attaching the meniscus, it can leave you sidelined for months much like we saw with Chase Budinger of the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. Until the doctors perform the surgery and see exactly what they’re dealing with and how they go about treating the injury, we won’t know the timetable of how long Rose is expected to be out.