Chicago Bulls Guard Derrick Rose Says Injury Not Severe
Chicago Bulls guard, Derrick Rose, has stated that he may still be able to play following an injury on his hamstring during a match between his side and Toronto Raptors. According to ESPN, the Bulls managed to score 100 against Raptors 93 on Thursday.
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Though the guard maintained that he was still in good shape, he did not step into the court after the injury. "I guess it's cramps in my hamstrings," Rose said. "But I think it's minor, and they decided to pull me out."
Rose will be examined by his doctor on Friday to confirm that he is still fit to play. In fact an MRI could be carried out the same day. Bulls coach Tom Thebodeau pointed out that the guard assured him that his hamstring was OK expect for a few twisted muscles.
Though the coach wanted the player to go through an MRI, the star has high hopes that the procedure will not be necessary. Rose maintained that he will be good to go after using some ice and a few muscle stimulating pills.
"I don't think it's that serious," Rose said. "Just ice it, stim, see if I can practice [Friday] and give it a go Saturday."
The player was doing well from the start of the fourth quarter until the last two minutes when he fell with a thud after a failed attempt to make a few dribbles. Everything happened so fast such that he could not remember much.
"I don't think it's that serious," Rose said. "Just ice it, stim, see if I can practice [Friday] and give it a go Saturday." Though it has not been confirmed whether the injury will cost him any matches, the guard has not played in four matches this season thanks to his injured ankles.
Prior to his injury on Thursday, Rose had earned 20 scores four of them being assists. He also got three rebounds and five turnovers. All of these achievements were made in the 30 minutes that he was allowed to play.
His teammate Joakim Noah criticized media houses for misinterpreting the guard's statement on his future performances. Noah argued that the media was tainting Rose's image by reporting differently from what the player had stated.
"We're a group that's gone through a lot," Noah said. "Just looking at [the situation] as a teammate is just frustrating because I feel like sometimes he's portrayed as something that he's not. You don't come back from the injuries that he's coming back from without an unbelievable commitment ... just watching the league and the power that [the media] have. Sometimes you guys can really portray somebody as something he's not, and to me that's a little disappointing just because I know how much he cares about this game.
Noah urged reporters to exercise caution when covering news on Rose because what affects him affects the entire team. He reassured that Rose will be fine in a matter of time despite the surgeries that he has been subjected to. He warned the media against exaggerating issues.
"I see it every day. I think we're all in this together. This is not a one-man team. But at the end of the day, we need him; we need him, and I don't want to see him down. I know sometimes it's frustrating, you've got injuries, you've got tweaks. Every time something happens to him, people act like it's the end of the world, and that's f---ing so lame to me.
Relax. He's coming back from two crazy surgeries, obviously we're being conservative with him, and when things aren't going right, he's got to listen to his body more than anybody.
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So everybody needs to chill the f--- out. I'm sorry for cursing but I'm really passionate. I don't like to see him down and he doesn't say that he's down, but I just don't like it when people portray him and judge him because it's not fair to him. It's not."