Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was the unlucky victim of some friendly fire at training yesterday, after being struck in the face by an elbow, fracturing his left orbital.
Social media went into a frenzy with concerned Bulls fan’s, when SportsCenter tweeted that the facial injury would require surgery.
Rose was immediately taken to the Rush University Medical Centre for testing and evaluation, where it was confirmed that he would need surgery. A timetable regarding his return to basketball will be determined post-surgery.
The injury comes as yet another frustrating setback for the former league MVP, whose run with injuries over the past four years is hard to believe.
Since 2012, Rose has missed a staggering 208 games due to injury, the most serious of which being a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in 2013, which saw him miss the entire 82 game season. The point guard was plagued by a troublesome meniscus injury last season, missing 20 games.
It is no secret that Rose is the key to the Chicago Bulls’ success, despite also having all-star players like Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah on their roster.
Derrick Rose will undergo the surgery tomorrow. – Jackson Thomas
Top photo of Derrick Rose from Derrick Rose’s official Facebook page.