Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery, it was announced Friday. It's the next chapter in Rose's long odyssey with knee injuries, which stretches back to the 2012 NBA playoffs. There might be some cause for hope, however, as Bulls GM Gar Forman said he expects Rose to return later this season.
While Bulls fans prepare to see their homegrown superstar endure another cycle of rehab, here's a brief timeline of how we got here.
May 20, 2008: Bulls win draft lottery
The Bulls had just a 1.7 percent chance to land the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NBA draft lottery, but they came away with it and drafted Rose. The Simeon High School product was thrilled to be selected by his hometown team.
April 22, 2009: Rose earns rookie of the year award
Rose couldn't hide his excitement after winning the award.
"When I first came into the season, my biggest thing was to get this award," Rose said. "I was telling you all that I didn't care, but I did. You really do want this award. There was a lot of talent out there that I had to go against."
Feb. 14, 2010: Rose makes first All-Star Game
Rose scored eight points at Cowboys Stadium and was excited for his premiere on one of the league's biggest stages. As he walked out for warmups, LeBron James and several others watched on the enormous screens as replays of Rose's dunk over the Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic played. Like the rest of the basketball world, they were in awe.
Sept. 27, 2010: Rose calls his MVP shot
After a summer that included winning gold for Team USA at the world championship in Turkey, Rose entered training camp feeling more confident than ever.
"It's high," Rose said of his self-confidence. "The way I look at it within myself, why not? Why can't I be the MVP of the league? Why can't I be the best player in the league? I don't see why [not]. Why can't I do that?"
May 4, 2011: Rose becomes youngest MVP in league history
Rose knew he could reach another level in his career -- and he did. He gave an emotional acceptance speech in which he tearfully thanked his mother, Brenda Rose, among others. Teammates and coaches filled the back of a conference room in a suburban hotel to celebrate with the 22 year-old star.
May 26, 2011: The Heat best Rose in Eastern Conference finals
The Bulls destroyed the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference, but they dropped the next four as James and his teammates overpowered the young Bulls. James has been the Bulls' postseason kryptonite -- no matter which team he has been on.
April 30, 2012: Rose tears his ACL
Rose dominated at times during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers, but the entire tenor of his career changed late in the fourth quarter, when he went to the ground after a jump stop down the lane. Rose tore the ACL in his left knee, and his career hasn't been the same since.
Oct. 29, 2013: Rose plays first regular-season game in more than a year and a half
Rose took plenty of criticism throughout Chicago -- and the basketball world -- for not coming back during the 2012-2013 season despite being cleared to play in March 2013. Fast-forward seven months, and Rose plays poorly in a loss to the Miami Heat.
Nov. 22, 2013: Rose tears the medial meniscus in his right knee
In just the 10th game of his return, Rose injures his right knee in the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers. Yet another non-contact injury ends Rose's season. The Bulls go into an emotional funk immediately after Rose's injury but are able to bounce back before getting knocked out in the Eastern Conference semifinals against James and the Heat.
Feb. 24, 2015: Rose tears the medial meniscus in his right knee -- again
Although it remains unclear exactly when the latest injury occurred, Rose finds himself in the middle of another injury nightmare. Through 46 games in his second comeback season, Rose shows flashes of brilliance, but his consistency is not the same, as he continually settles for too many 3-pointers. Rose is currently shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc.