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Video: Derrick Rose suffers torn ACL, out for the season

Apr 28, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

Update: Via Bulls PR: “Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and he is out for the remainder of the season.” If you want more details, Aggrey Sam has them at

This is terrible for everyone who loves basketball. The Bulls still  might win this season but it changes the entire playoff picture in the East.


Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered an apparent knee injury against the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter of their NBA Playoffs Game 1 vs. the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday. Rose leaped in the air and came down. There was no contact on the play.

Not good.

Rose was helped off the floor by Bulls trainers and headed immediately for the locker room. TNT reported that Rose has been taken to a local hospital for an MRI. Rose scored 23 points and had 9 rebounds with 9 assists when he was injured. He started the game 1-7 from the field before warming up and hitting 8-16.We’ll update you with more when we have it.

  1. thisisether - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    you guys act like this is a death sentence. ….adrian peterson is already running and cutting…Roses career is already better than penny hardaway’s… we’ll be fine

  2. iowahbr - Apr 28, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    I know Bulls fans are worried about the 2012 play-offs with the Rose injury but their real concern should be Derrick’s future in the NBA. This ACL tear is tough to come back from and Rose’s style of play puts tremendous stress on his whole body. I hope he can make it back for next year and he can adopt his style of play so that he’s not always pushing his body at 125%.

    However all the BS aimed at Thibs is dead wrong. Rose needed the time to get his game timing back and this could have happened at anytime give his playing style. If you watched the game he still was not in his normal flow during the 1st quarter.

  3. detroitcityryda - Apr 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Wow as a hardcore piston fanatic I always hate the bulls all michigan does ,but that’s some crap really you guys finally gotta a decent team since mj era and a chance to challenge for title this year and this happens .i really wanted to see bulls vs heat in con finals but now it looks it will be a easy ride all the way to the finals for da heat .oh well suck it up Chicago fans your teams still suck Detroit is still the oldest city in Midwest I got no love 4 u haha phuck da bulls sox Blackhawks univ of Illinois cubbies da bears

  4. deiong - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    i know you dont want to give back that 420 mill to adidas, but man speak up tell them you have to have support i our shoes, who cares how light they are if theres no support.. bad adidas taking down 2 in one day, hopefully they do not take any more down..

  5. reupjosh - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I’m sick to my stomach. Why does this happen to good people?!? Get well D.R.

  6. Justin - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    This just sucks. I am a Wolves fan and was devastated when Rubio went down. He isn’t even close to the same level as D-Rose. I blame this stupid lockout shortened season. It is not fair to the players who all have been getting injured and not fair to the fans. We want to see the premiere players play for a title. I just hate this.

  7. lakerluver - Apr 29, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Man, this sucks. Though I’m a LAKERS fan, D. Rose is my favorite player not wearing the Purple & Gold. My condolences to Rose and all the Bulls fans.

  8. zillabeast - Apr 29, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Pretty sure I read a rant about Adidas shoes being the most dangerous in the NBA as far as causing injures a few weeks ago. Both Rose and Shumpert tonight in Adidas. Perhaps there is something to it.

  9. BigBeachBall - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:28 AM

    give NBA players titanium ACL and MCL surgery when they get drafted imo…

  10. cowboychris5xchamps - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:35 AM


  11. ilovedrose - Apr 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    go bulls and a good recovery for derrick. it’s not thibs fault it’s the shortened season.

  12. zer0sand0nes - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    The thing that stood out to me in this article:
    “With the Bulls up 12 and 1:09 left in the game, Derrick Rose was driving to the basket ….”
    As excellent a head coach Thibs has shown thus far; he has never known how to manage his largest commodity – players. He has time & time again played players who are coming back from injury excessive minutes opposed to monitoring their minutes & reacclimate them back to normal minutes. Look throughout this season for further proof.

    Under no circumstance should Rose who has struggled with injury the entire season should be playing much less driving to the basket “With the Bulls up 12 and 1:09 left in the game …”

    I’m sorry its inexcusable & unacceptable and its time Bull’s management/ownership stepped up and put a stop to this foolish practice.

    Just my .02 (CDN)

  13. cowboychris5xchamps - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    @ dirtybird2020 you’re a moron! I know your fat a%% doesn’t get off your couch very much so be careful of how and where you walk because you’ll tear your ACL before Wade does you under achieving slouch!

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