Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season....Again!
The latest injury occurred in the third quarter against the Trail Blazers.
He lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah and started the other way. Rose limped across the court and couldn't put any weight on his knee. After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game during a timeout.
It didn't appear there was any contact on the play. D- Rose was unable to return and was on crutches afterward.
He was off to an up-and-down start. He was averaging 15.9 points and was shooting just over 35 percent.
He was looking a little better in his last two games, with 19 points in a loss at Denver and 20 against Portland.
Without Rose in their line up, veteran Kirk Hinrich figures to start with second-year pro Marquis Teague backing him up.
''I think we have an understanding of what we need to do,'' Coach Thibodeau said. ''We can't feel sorry for ourselves. We have to circle the wagons, and then get out there and get the job done.''
It must hurt to be a Chicago Bulls fan right about now....I mean ,it must really hurt...