The NBA’s 6 Most Infamous Knee Injuries



During the third quarter of an unremarkable National Basketball Association game between the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers on November 22, Derrick Rose suffered a non-contact injury while trying to grab a rebound after a missed shot.

As the Blazers brought the fast break up the court, Rose hobbled to the sidelines and was later assisted to the locker room, where security kept out prying eyes. Later that weekend, news broke that Rose, who had torn his ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs and had missed the next season in its entirety to make sure he was 100 percent fit, had a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.

Knee injuries are far from the basketball death knells that they once were, but Rose’s chances to return to All-Star form seem distant as of now, even as hoops fans everywhere wish him a speedy and healthy recovery. With that in mind, here is a look back at six of the NBA’s most infamous knee injuries. This list is not ranked.