Derrick Rose Is Missing Even More Bulls Games
By Kate Shepherd in News on Oct 13, 2015 9:11PM
No athlete seems to be injured more than Derrick Rose. Now he will miss the Bulls' preseason and possibly the season opener because of his fractured left orbital bone, according to the Tribune.
He underwent surgery two weeks ago and doctors were originally supposed to fully clear him for activity on Wednesday, but now the team says it's "most likely" he will be out for all eight exhibition games and possibly the regular season opener on Oct. 27.
"They still want him to be a little bit careful just with the swelling, make sure that his vision is back to where it's supposed to be, to where it was before he got hit, before they want him to get anything going on with his blood pressure spiking is how I understand it," new Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told the media after practice on Tuesday.
Rose has been plagued by injuries, even inspiring a Derrick Rose shrine on the Fullerton underpass earlier this year, since he won the NBA MVP award for the 2010-2011 season. He has missed countless games, according to SportsCenter:
Derrick Rose games missed over last 5 seasons: •2014-15 31 •2013-14 72 •2012-13 82 •2011-12 27 •2010-11 1— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 30, 2015
Fortunately, the Bulls have made up for Rose's absences by developing outstanding players like Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler.
Rose isn't only facing another possible backlash from angry Bulls fans but has a lawsuit for allegedly gang raping and drugging a woman on his plate.