The New York Knicks backcourt has been hit hard by injuries and illnesses, and now they'll be without their best point guard for several weeks. Derrick Rose underwent surgery on a troublesome right ankle on Tuesday and the team said he'll be re-evaluated in eight weeks.

Subsequent reporting from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was that there is optimism Rose could return in as few as six weeks.

Rose had taken over as the Knicks starting point guard, following Alec Burks missing a few games. Burks had taken over as the starter after Kemba Walker was removed from the rotation. Shortly after, Rose started re-experiencing pain in his right ankle. The soreness had previously caused Rose to miss game in November.