Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 24, 2019 06:10 AM
Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips
FILE - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 11: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket during the game against the Golden State Warriors on March 11, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

The Timberwolves announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that Rose had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Wolves previously said Rose was unlikely to play again this season. They’re already eliminated from playoff contention.

Rose signed a one-year contract after joining the Wolves for the final few weeks of last season and their playoff series. When healthy, Rose has largely flourished, often playing off the ball instead of his natural point guard position. He averaged 18.0 points and 27.3 minutes in 51 games, his second-highest scoring mark since he tore his left ACL in 2012.

Rose missed 16 games earlier in the season for a variety of lower-body injuries.

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