As announced earlier today by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves are shitting down Derrick Rose for the rest of the season after suffering a chip fracture in his right elbow.
Minnesota has shut down Derrick Rose (chip fracture in right elbow), Robert Covington (right knee) and Jeff Teague (left foot) for the remainder of the season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 21, 2019
Rose, 30, averaged 18.0 points and 4.3 assists in 51 games this season. By far, his best season since 2012. Rose’s performance this year was one of the NBA’s most heart-warming, He was on a resurgence in Minnesota after years of struggling with injury. In November, the former MVP scored a career-high 50 points in a very emotional game.
D-Rose in tears as he leaves the floor 🙏
50 points. pic.twitter.com/cEDUQB50yi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 1, 2018
The Timberwolves did not see the same success and is likely to finish near the bottom in the standings again. Meanwhile, Rose will be back in rehab once again in what must seem like an endless process of recovery.
We are all wishing our best for the star, with hopes his body can hold up for another few seasons in the league. We know now that he will never return to his MVP form, but he showed the world he is still capable of some great things.