By ESPN.com news services
Those close to Rose expect him to be at full health two months after the surgery, which will be scheduled shortly. Rose, 28, had played in 64 of the Knicks’ 76 games this season.
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek praised Rose’s contributions despite New York’s struggles this season and said he felt bad that Rose couldn’t make it to the finish line of the season healthy.
“It’s tough for Derrick. He has played hard all year,” Hornacek said. “He had worked hard last summer with yoga and those kind of things to get his body in great shape. I feel bad for him.
“I thought he played well. The explosiveness that you saw years ago, you saw that quite a bit this year. Again, the way the season has gone, to have something like that happen right towards the end, I feel sorry for him.”