Derrick Rose Injured Again…But at Least It’s Not His Knee!
If you’re a Bulls fan, I’ve got good news and bad news.
The good? Derrick Rose‘s knees are 100% healthy. The bad? Derrick Rose’s orbital bone is not.
Rose took an elbow to the face during the first practice of Bulls training camp on Tuesday. In the immediate aftermath nobody sounded too concerned. Power forward Taj Gibson said Rose “got a little elbow,” and rookie head coach Fred Hoiberg described it as “a good, hard elbow.” But no one seemed to think Rose had sustained a serious injury.
Unfortunately, they were wrong. Tests reveled that Rose has a fractured orbital bone. So he’ll undergo surgery Wednesday, and the timetable for his return will be determined after that. But there’s a pretty good chance Rose will not be in the opening night lineup.
Of course, this is just the latest injury Rose has had to endure. Rose missed the entire 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL in the first round of the playoffs in 2012. Then he tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in November 2013 and missed the rest of the 2013-14 season.
By those standards, the 2014-15 season was a huge success. However, Rose did miss another 31 games as a result of more meniscus issues.
But like I said, at least this time Derrick’s knees are fine. So that’s something.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]