Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is injured yet again. In what has been a far too frequent occurrence in the career of the All-Star player, Rose was injured during practice on Wednesday after taking an elbow to the face.
Just this week on NBA TV, Rose was seen chatting alongside his teammates during a practice run with first-year coach and fellow native son Fred Hoiberg excited about the upcoming NBA season. However, Rose will miss an undetermined amount of time after the latest in a series of setbacks.
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Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture after being struck in the face by an elbow on Tuesday, with the team announcing that he will undergo surgery Wednesday morning, and no timetable for a return.
The expectation was it was more of a speedbump than yet another major setback for the often-injured point guard.
As far as Rose’s fading reputation? That might take much more time to heal.
Leave it to the Rose to take what was supposed to be just another boring media day on Monday, and turning it into yet another episode of “Derrick Says the Darndest Things,’’ as the point guard was answering a question about the civil lawsuit filed against him by an ex-girlfriend, and suddenly went into an unsolicited rant about his free agency in two years.
“Making sure my family is financially stable, as far as seeing all the money that they’re passing out in this league,’’ Rose said. “Just telling the truth. Just knowing that my day will be coming up soon, and it’s not for me. It’s for [son] P.J. and his future, so that’s what I’m thinking about now.’’
Forget the fact that Rose has played in just 90 regular-season games over the last four years, and was still scheduled to make almost $42 million from the Bulls before he hits free agency after the 2016-17 season.
Another year, another Derrick Rose injury. Wonder what the Internets has to say about all this.
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