The Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose will nervously await the results of an MRI on the point guard's right knee after he left the team's game against the Portland Trailblazers last night during the third quarter of a 98-95 loss for the Bulls.
Rose left the arena on crutches.
Rose, who missed all of last season recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the 2011 playoffs, injured his left knee in a seemingly harmless move cutting towards the basket. After the game coach Tom Thibodeau refused to speculate post-game, saying the team would wait for the MRI scan which will be conducted today.
"He has pain and he felt like he couldn't push off his right knee," Thibodeau said.
The coach avoided speculating about the injury.
"I'm concerned. Any time anyone goes down, you're concerned," he said. "But I don't want to speculate until we get more information for you guys. We'll have more [Saturday] for you guys."
He later added, "I know how much work he's put into his rehab, the type of person he is, the type of player he is. So concern for
that, I feel for him because of all the things he does mean to our team."
Hopefully we'll see Derrick back on-court sooner, rather than later.