Derrick Rose Leaves Chicago Bulls Game With Hamstring Injury: How Long Will He Be Out?
Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls sustained a hamstring injury in their 96-81 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
Rose hurt his right hamstring with less than four minutes left in the game when he drove to the rim. Cautious of their superstar point guard, who just recovered from an ACL injury, the Bulls staff pulled Rose out of the game.
Bulls head coach Tim Thibodeau did not give a definite answer when asked whether the injury would force Rose to sit out some games, saying that the initial assessment is a "minor" hamstring injury, but the former Most Valuable Player will be re-evaluated.
"He'll be re-evaluated," said Thibodeau in an interview with Nick Friedell of ESPN. "But it looks like a minor right hamstring. We called the timeout just to get him out. He tweaked it. When he gets re-evaluated, we'll have more information. It appears to be minor."
Rose, who has been struggling to find his old form coming back from more than a year-long layoff due to ACL injury, said that he doesn't know when the injury occurred, while also admitting that the hamstring injury is irritating.
"I remember coming down the court. Really didn't feel it until after I came down and went back to the bench and the training staff was asking me about it," Rose said. "It had to be on the drive but stuff happens. I just got to play through it and get back healthy. I don't know if it was before the drive or after. I don't know if it was when I was running down the court or right when I took off."
When asked if he is expecting to miss games again due to the recent injury that he sustained, Rose sounded optimistic, saying that he is looking forward to playing against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
"It's nothing big at all. I'm still able to walk around, move around the way I want to. Just a little sore," Rose said.