Is it deja vu all over again for Chicago Bulls‘ Derrick Rose? It’s pure speculation at this point, but Rose suffered a right knee injury cutting to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers that looked eerily painful and reminiscent of the torn ACL he suffered in April of 2012.
The Bulls ended up losing the game to the Trail Blazers, 98-95, but that pales in comparison of the Rose injury. He will undergo an MRI and further tests to see the severity of the injury, but Rose was seen leaving the locker room on crutches and limping in pain. He could not put any weight on the leg either which is not a great sight to see for Bulls’ fans.
Rose is a very strong competitor and worked his tail off over the summer to get back to form. He hasn’t gotten off to the best start of the season, but he was showing lots of glimpses of the player he used to be. He already was dealing with injuries in the beginning of this season. He had discomfort in his neck and tightness in his hamstring, but these injuries are minor compared another potentially torn ACL.
Coach Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls are very concerned for Rose. They’ve been down this road before and will have to plan accordingly if Rose is out for a significant amount of time. After the game, Rose did not seemed too concerned because he doesn’t show a lot of emotion. Let’s all hope this injury is not as serious as reported, but the Bulls must fear for the worst and face the facts. Derrick Rose could be out for the rest of the year which would be sad for Bulls’ fans and the league itself.