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Unfortunately, you’ve heard this news before. New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose is out for the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Reports the Associated Press/NBA:

The New York Knicks guard has torn cartilage in his left knee and the team said he will miss the remaining five games.

“It’s tough for Derrick. He’s played hard all year,” coach Jeff Hornacek said. “I didn’t hear the real report on it. He’ll get that taken care of and probably be back. But he’s worked hard (over) the last summer with yoga, those kind of things, to get his body in great shape. Feel bad for him.”

It was a surprising but all too familiar ending to Rose’s first season in New York. He sat out his third straight game Sunday against Boston, but the Knicks initially reported the injury was just soreness and swelling, with Hornacek saying before the game that he believed Rose could play again this season.

Instead, Rose will go into free agency coming off arthroscopic surgery.

“That’s a quick-healing injury. It could have been worse. You can look at it that way,” teammate Courtney Lee said. “But I feel for him and I am going to shoot out a lot of prayers for him and for a speedy recovery.”

Damn.

The Chicago native will be a free agent this summer. Get well soon, Derrick Rose.

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