Can Derrick Rose catch a break? According to ESPN, the Chicago Bulls superstar point guard (who had to sit out the entire 2012-2013 NBA season due to a horrific left knee injury for which he had to have reconstruction surgery) hurt his right knee in the 3rd quarter of the Bulls v Trailblazers game last night!
Apparently Rose lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Portland Trailblazer Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah and took off in the opposite direction. It didn’t appear there was any contact on the play, but Rose limped across the court and couldn’t put any weight on his knee. After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game during a timeout. Take a look in the video below!
ESPN relays that Rose was taken to the locker room at the end of the third quarter and was barely putting any weight on the injured leg. Following the game, he left the trainer’s room on crutches and appeared to be in considerable pain.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau reports that Rose will have an MRI on the knee Saturday in Los Angeles after flying there with the team.