NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls was injured against on Sunday night, this time suffering an ankle injury against the New York Knicks.
While the extent of Rose’s injuries are not yet known he has been listed as a “game-time decision” for Tuesday nights rematch against the Knicks.
Rose was spotted on early Monday morning wearing a walking boot to help stabilize and protect his ankle and he received treatment on the ankle on Tuesday morning at which point he said there was still swelling and pain.
Bulls executive vice president John Paxson told The Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN 1000:
“Everybody knows that when you go out and play you always run the risk of something happening. It’s just unfortunate because he had been out for the 12 games and came back. But there’s nothing you can do to protect against ankle sprains and things like that. Guys tape up and go. We’re not sure what that means for (Tuesday night). He’s obviously sore and that type of thing, and we obviously aren’t going to risk anything with him.”
The Bulls lost on Sunday night despite Rose’s 29 points.
Rose missed the previous 12 games because of a groin injury and he has missed various other games in the shortened season because of other injuries. All together rose has missed 22 games this season because of toe, back and groin problems. Last season in comparison Rose missed just one game.
Speaking about his return to the NBA after a 12 game break Rose said:
“I felt good. When I was out there (I was) just getting my groove back. My wind was OK; just playing. It just felt good to be out there.”
Despite various injuries to Derrick Rose the Chicago Bulls are confident that their starting five will be healthy and ready for the NBA playoffs.