Bulls' Rose has knee surgery

May 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose had a torn ligament in his left knee surgically repaired Saturday, the team said.

A statement issued by the Bulls said Rose went under the knife of the Bulls team physician, Dr. Brian Cole, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The operation was deemed a success.

Rose, the 2010-11 NBA MVP, tore the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee April 28 during a first-round playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Without him in the lineup, the 76ers eliminated the top-seeded Bulls in six games.

The 23-year-old point guard battled through an injury-plagued season to average 21.8 points and 7.9 assists per game over 39 contests.

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