The Chicago Bulls comfortably beat the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night, but the story of the game was once again Derrick Rose. The former MVP was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury.
After the game Rose said that it was just a minor sprain and he should be good to go for Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, but he will re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Thankfully, it wasn’t the knee, which is what a lot of people are most worried about. However, this is becoming a trend. Even though the season is young and Rose had the whole summer to strengthen his body, he is constantly picking up nagging injuries and has also been battling a neck injury.
While it’s a good sign that his knee seems to be holding up, it’s also worrying that the rest of his body isn’t. Before his injury-plagued 2011-12 campaign, which was concluded with a torn ACL, Rose had been practically unbreakable and was always healthy.
Rose is averaging 14.7 points, 4.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds this season.