Rose had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Bone chips in the elbow are small pieces of bone or cartilage that have come loose and float around in the elbow joint, per RelayHealth.
Ryan Saunders said Taj Gibson is out tonight. He also said Derrick Rose’s injury/surgery will not likely require a long-term recovery
— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) March 23, 2019
The good news is that Derrick Rose didn't need surgery on his knees. The bad news is that the former MVP has now undergone six surgeries in his NBA career and is entering free agency after going under the knife.
Rose signed a one-year deal with the Timberwolves last summer worth the veteran's minimum. He played in 51 games this season. The Chicago native averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 85.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Rose will likely be able to resume basketball activity in a month or so. The 30-year-old has expressed interest in re-signing with the Timberwolves, who are going to miss the playoffs this season after making it in 2017-18.
Rose's 50-point game on Halloween against the Utah Jazz was probably the best story of the NBA season. We'll see if there's a free agent market for Rose this summer, or if he'll just choose to re-sign with the Timberwolves.