Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

Posted on: May 2, 2011 10:51 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 12:10 am
 
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose tweaked his left ankle during Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick got some good news on Monday: He will reportedly be named the NBA's MVP on Tuesday. 

Rose got some bad news too: He tweaked his left ankle in the closing seconds of Monday night's Game 1 loss to the Atlanta when he stepped on Hawks guard Jamal Crawford's foot.

With the Bulls trailing 103-95, Rose gave chase near midcourt, attempting to pressure the ball as the final seconds ticked down. Crawford retreated to center court and Rose's left foot came down on Crawford's right foot. Rose immediately reacted as if in pain and he was surrounded by teammates and members of the coaching staff on the court as the buzzer sounded. He eventually walked off the court under his own power.

ESPNChicago.com reported after the game that Rose will undergo X-rays on the ankle and could get an MRI as well.
Rose said he'll get an X-ray on Monday and perhaps an MRI on Tuesday. "Don't know [what happened], just came over, tried to steal the ball," Rose said. "Twisted it somehow."
Rose said he'll get treatment "from morning to night, and then you go home, the same thing. I've got a machine I take home with me, and I just ice my foot the whole day."
Rose turned the same ankle back on April 24 during Game 4 of Chicago's first round series against the Indiana Pacers. He underwent an MRI on his ankle, which came back negative, and he didn't miss any time. On the year, Rose appeared in 81 of Chicago's 82 games.

The Hawks held on to take a 1-0 series lead, winning 103-95. Unfortunately for Rose and the Bulls, it's a quick turnaround prior to Game 2, which is scheduled for Wednesday night in the United Center. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night in Atlanta.

Rose finished with 24 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes.

Here's video of Rose's ankle injury.



Further updates with post-game quotes as soon as they become available.
Comments

Since: Dec 29, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

So true not very smart? or is he? Now the league MVP has his excuse to choke!!!!



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: May 3, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

Boozer, Noah, and Korver are going to need to step it up a notch.
Luol Deng needs to start putting up 30 point performances and realize his potential.



Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:42 am
 

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

Totally agree.With 4 seconds left why are you even running around? If he is out it is all on him. I understand hustle, but that was just stupid!




Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:37 am
 

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

I know "you play to win the game," but Rose guarding closely out near midcourt down 8 with less than 5 seconds remaining is nothing but stupidity.  The blame for this injury lies squarely on D Rose.  Most valuable? Absolutely. Most intelligent? Not even close.




Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:28 am
 

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

Down goes Rose, out goes the Bulls, the run to the title is looking brighter and brighter.  GOHEAT!



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2011 1:41 am
 

Derrick Rose tweaks ankle, will get X-Rays

 No Rose, no chance.... If he's not suited up for Game 2, going down to Atlanta in a 2-0 hole is a strong possibility. Boozer, Noah, and Korver are going to need to step it up a notch.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com