Prognosis on Rose positive as All-Star guard heads to Dallas


Feb 11

The Bulls released the following statement regarding Derrick Rose’s injury sustained during Wednesday’s game versus the Orlando Magic on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:06 p.m. CT:

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose left last night’s game versus the Orlando Magic with a bruised right hip at the 9:36 mark of the first quarter. Rose hit the floor following a foul by Orlando center Dwight Howard.

Rose underwent an MRI on his low back and right hip last night at the Rush University Medical Center. The results were consistent with the fall and showed no significant injury to the hip or low back. He will be re-examined in Dallas, Texas on Saturday by Bulls team physician Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

“X-rays so far were negative,” Bulls Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi said after the game. “I won’t say we completely ruled out a fracture, but it looks unlikely at this point. If there’s not a great deal of inflammation, I think we can be optimistic. If there are some things going on we’ll have to deal with that.”

For more on Rose’s injury, read Sam Smith’s postgame analysis from Wednesday night.

For a full report and the latest on Bulls’ injuries, check out the AthletiCo Injury Report at

Video: Bulls Head Coach Vinny Del Negro meets the media regarding Rose’s injury

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