Derrick Rose left Friday night’s game against the Trail Blazers in the third quarter and was helped back to the locker room with the help of two trainers. He was not putting weight on his right knee, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Rose would not return with what the Bulls called “a right knee injury.”
Thibodeau on Rose, who will have an MRI tomorrow: “He has pain and he felt like he couldn’t push off his right knee.”
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 23, 2013
Rose tore the ACL in his left knee in April of 2012 and missed all of last season. He’s averaging 15.4 points on 36% shooting and 4.4 assists a game this season.
photo via @iropp
Rose was seen leaving the arena in Portland on crutches:
WGN Radio host Jordan Bernfield:
Good source tells me #Bulls fear it's a torn right ACL for Derrick Rose. If so, unlikely he will ever be the same.
— Jordan Bernfield (@JordanBernfield) November 23, 2013
NBA players voice their support and prayers via Twitter late Friday night:
No matter what "rivalry" we have with the bulls.. Hope it ain't serious for D Rose! #ImACompetitor
— Paul George (@Paul_George24) November 23, 2013
I hope d rose alright. #prayingforubro
— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) November 23, 2013
Hope my man D Rose is ok
— John Lucas III (@Luke1luk) November 23, 2013
Hope D Rose knee is okay.
— Brandon Rush (@BRush_25) November 23, 2013
Hope D Rose is alright
— Wesley Matthews (@wessywes2) November 23, 2013
I Hope drose is ok!!!
— Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) November 23, 2013
Prayers up for D. Rose
— Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) November 23, 2013
Hope Drose is ok…
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 23, 2013
Damian Lillard says he will send Derrick Rose (right knee) a text saying "I'm praying for ya and hope it's nothing too serious."
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 23, 2013
Hope D.Rose will be ok #prayforhim
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) November 23, 2013
Sending prayers up for my homie @drose
— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) November 23, 2013
— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) November 23, 2013
Forget about the loss. Let's just hope DRose is OK. Thoughts go out to him. Let's get some good news tomorrow on his status.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) November 23, 2013