Archive for the ‘Injury Report’ Category
Posted on Apr 18
Derrick Rose is the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, a famous sports star and fabulously wealthy. So it’s easy to forget he’s still really a kid, just over 23 years old.
We know he likes his Skittles candy and carries his things in a backpack. And he just wants to play with the other kids.
“It’s hard for someone to …
Posted on Apr 10
Will he or won’t he?
It was the story again before the Bulls played the Knicks Tuesday regarding Derrick Rose.
Rose sustained a sprained ankle early in Sunday’s overtime loss, and was pronounced a game-time decision for Tuesday. Yes, again.
So is this something to worry about long term?
Does the team have to monitor Rose more carefully, given he …
Posted on Apr 7
The Longacre Theater on Broadway is featuring the show Magic/Bird as basketball comes to the Great White Way. Though with the Magic/Bird presentation, perhaps Great Black & White Way is more appropriate.
Anyway, as usual, the biggest basketball drama and show still is at Madison Square Garden, where the Bulls will be at noon Sunday to face the New York …
Posted on Apr 3
Derrick Rose could possibly play Thursday against the Boston Celtics, though I personally doubt he will. And there’s apparently no misunderstanding between the Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau regarding the discussions on Thibodeau’s future with the team.
Those were some of the issues that Bulls General Manager Gar Forman addressed before a private team fundraising auction and dinner at the …
Posted on Mar 30
While Bulls guard Derrick Rose missed his ninth game in a row Friday with a sore right groin, Detroit’s Ben Gordon was also sidelined for a second consecutive game with a similar injury.
“A groin is one of those things where if it’s not 100 percent, there’s the chance you risk re-injuring it,” said Gordon following the Pistons shootaround Friday …
Posted on Mar 24
Though Derrick Rose missed his sixth straight game on Saturday night, the NBA’s reigning MVP said he’s making progress and is pleased with how the Bulls are playing in his absence.
“I can walk kind of normal,” said Rose, who has been sidelined with a sore right groin. “I’m just taking my time. It’s my first time having a groin …
Posted on Mar 6
The Bulls wanted to get a veteran player like Richard Hamilton for the playoffs. It looks like that’s what it might be.
Not really, as the Bulls Tuesday confirmed Hamilton had suffered just a right shoulder bruise and sprain and contusion instead of, as feared, something more serious when he collided with Roy Hibbert just over a minute into Monday’s …
Posted on Mar 6
Monday’s Bulls success against the Indiana Pacers may have been the definition of a Pyrrhic victory as the Bulls avenged their January loss to the Pacers, but may have lost Richard Hamilton to a serious shoulder injury.
More wins like this and the Bulls could be in trouble.
Hamilton left Monday’s 92-72 win a minute into the game after running …
Posted on Feb 22
Prior to starting his second consecutive game after missing five in a row with lower back pain, Bulls guard Derrick Rose declared himself pain-free and said he’s a go for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Orlando.
“My back is feeling good,” said Rose before the Bulls defeated the Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday at the United Center. “I’m not …
Posted on Feb 14
Though he hasn’t announced a specific timeframe for when he might return to action, Derrick Rose is confident that his lower back issues will not be a long-term problem and he hopes to be playing again as early as a couple days.
“Right now, every day, it’s improving,” said Rose prior to Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. “I saw …