Derrick Rose injures right hamstring
Somewhere in the fourth quarter on Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose injured his right hamstring and did not return to the game. The injury is supposed to be minor and Rose’s early exit was supposed to be precautionary, but Rose is beginning to build a reputation for being injury prone due to his style of play.
Whenever a player doesn’t know when or how he got injured, it is most likely due to his style of play rather than contact from a hard foul or an awkward landing.
“I remember coming down the court,” Rose said. “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. Then coming back in, it was a play where somebody knocked the ball out of bounds or something like that, and they said I wasn't moving good enough to be out on the court so they came and subbed me out. 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. I really don't know; I was too caught up in the play."
Rose will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, but it looks as though the injury may not be too serious. If the Bulls played on Tuesday, they would probably keep Rose out, but the Bulls do not play again till Friday, which should give Rose plenty of time to rehab.
"It's just a minor sprain," Rose said. "Nothing serious. Hopefully I'll be better in a couple of days, but it's nothing big at all."