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Friday, November 14, 2014

Bulls Injury Update: Derrick Rose injures hamstring on Thursday, says it's nothing serious

By on 11/14/2014 04:20:00 PM

Chicago Bulls fans can breathe a sigh of relief after it was revealed today that their point guard's latest injury is nothing serious. Derrick Rose collapsed on the court in an all-too similar fashion last night after injuring his left leg, and had to leave the game. He appears to be fine however, because today he revealed that the injury is nothing serious.
The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of the Bulls' 100-93 win against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Rose planted while driving towards the hoop and his left leg appeared to give out as he fell to the ground. He was able to walk to the bench under his own power, however the situation did not look good. The Memphis product has already missed four games this year and will miss more due to Thursday's incident, however the severity of this most recent injury is minor. Rose was able to use the treadmill today, and also did not need an MRI, both pieces of good news for Chicago.

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The sixth-year veteran will likely miss a few games as a precautionary measure, but is expected to recover to 100% without any trouble. The nearly weekly occurrence of Rose's injuries can not make Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau feel good, although Chicago is fortunate to have one of the top back up point guards in the league in Aaron Brooks. Brooks has averaged 19 minutes per game in nine contests this year, posting 11 points and four assists per game all the while shooting three pointers at an unbelievable 56% clip. That mark is good for third best in the NBA, and surely gives the Bulls peace of mind while Rose is out with injury.

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