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Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

Posted on: February 12, 2012 3:35 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2012 6:40 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

UPDATE: Via the Chicago Tribune: "Back specialist confirmed Bulls' diagnosis of Rose. Lower back spasms. Nothing structurally wrong with back. Muscular issue. Day-to-day."

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Derrick Rose has been battling an ailing back and sat out Sunday's game against the Celtics.

He exited a game last week because of back spasms and sat out two games for the Bulls. The spasms started Jan. 29, which kicked off a nine-game road trip for Chicago.

"The first time I remember [the back problems] happening were in high school," Rose told ESPN Chicago. "But college I didn't have it. First couple of years [in the NBA] I didn't have it. All of a sudden it just happened now. Hopefully, [Monday] I'll meet with some people and try to figure something out."

Rose actually said he was "scared" about the pain. Which is surely scary to Bulls fans. He's planning to see a back specialist Monday for the pain.

“Probably go see some people tomorrow, have them look at it. But I don’t know yet,” Rose said via CSN Chicago. “I can’t say I’m going to be out. If I feel good tomorrow, I’m definitely going to play then, but I don’t know yet.”

Rose is obviously more concerned with getting healthy than an early February game against the Celtics. Still, he wants to play and the Bulls need him. Behind him is a serviceable backup, C.J. Watson, but the Bulls' injury problems are piling up. Richard Hamilton, Rose, Luol Deng -- Chicago needs to get healthy.

Rose has missed seven games this season. In his three years prior, he'd only missed six total. He is averaging 22.0 points and 7.0 assists per game this season.

Comments

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:25 am
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

He has a case of heat-ll-beat-us and there is no cure.
You know what I think is pretty funny, zonetwlite?? I looked at your profile, seen that you're a Heat fan (No real surprise) and seen that every on of your posts going back for well over a month are ALL on Bulls threads ......every one.(No surprise there either). Worried much, or just a simpleton troll??




Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:52 am
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

@ Mr. Blue.....What are you talking about??  Rose warmed up because he was going to play Sunday but decided last minute to sit out, get the facts dude!  I hate when people don't know what the hell they're talking about!




Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:51 am
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

@ Mr. Blue.....What are you talking about??  Rose warmed up because he was going to play Sunday but decided last minute to sit out, get facts dude!  I hate when people don't what hell they're talking about!



Since: Feb 4, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:48 am
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

This should be a wake up call for Rose and the Bulls.  Don't play until you are ready for full action.  He tried to play last week before he was ready.  I think he should be "good to go" by this weekend.  That will give him a full week to recover from these back spasams.  Good luck D. Rose............



kate32
Since: Feb 14, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:03 am
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Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:42 pm
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

Good news that it isn't too serious. Please don't rush him back. He is too valuable for the NBA to see something major happen to him. Chicago needs to keep it's eye on the big prize at the end of the road. The finals



Since: Jan 3, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 7:25 pm
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

Yes, Chicago needs Derrick Rose. No, I didn't need to see him sitting on a bench for the duration of this long road trip. There is still quite a bit of ball to play. The Bulls have a VERY sound team that can deal with Derrick not playing. Derrick Rose should have been sent home with a Specialist waiting for him to get off a plane at the airport. That was ample amount of time for treatment and rest. We all see that Rip Hamilton is at home playing "PattyCake" with one of his FAKE BOO-BOO's. Derrick is in a position to have a say so about this team. I recommend that the Bulls give Derrick's back specialist Rip's salary, at least the doctor is making a difference.



Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:49 pm
 

Rose sees specialist for back, is day-to-day

Rose should consider filing a lawsuit against his coach and management for making him stick around work when unable to perform.
Based on what we've seen of Derrick, it's pretty likely that he chose to be with the team on the roadtrip and frankly, there was a small chance he was gonna play, too. He has been quite willing to play through injuries before...

The only person stopping Derrick from being home is Derrick. This isn't about management restricting him...



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:04 pm
 

Derrick Rose to see specialist for ailing back

This is sad.  Rose is arguably the most fun player to watch (especially making plays in the lane).  His twists and turns are marvelous.  None the less, he must get well if the Bulls are to have a chance.  Even if he sat out the rest of the regular season, the Bulls would likely end up at least 40-26 and a high seed with home court advantage due to their home game schedule the rest of the way.  Also, I admire his will to play and be with team on that loooooooong road trip that was successful under the circumstances (even with the loss Sunday against Rondo) when the Bulls couldn't make lay ups or anything. They were still competing every minute of the game because their bench is outstanding.



Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Derrick Rose to see specialist for ailing back

He has a case of heat-ll-beat-us and there is no cure.


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