The news on Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is even worse than we initially feared: Rose has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, the team has announced. He is done for the playoffs.
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Rose injured the knee attempting to drive to the basket late in the Bulls’ 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 today. He was unable to leave the United Center floor on his own power.
This is the latest in a long progression of injuries this season for Rose, who has also hurt his toe, lower back, groin, ankle and foot this year. Rose played in just 39 of the Bulls’ 66 games this season; he averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists. The Bulls play the Sixers in Game 2 at home on Tuesday night. C.J. Watson is likely to be their starting point guard going forward.