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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. jonirocit - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Brandon Roy the sequel .. Sad but I think this guys body just doesn’t want him to play basketball anymore

    • tomossriceenoughsaid - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:11 PM

      lol under what circumstances? what a good comparison

  2. raidmagic - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Typical of Tom T. Why the hell was this guy on the floor in a 12 point game with a minute left. The game was clearly over. It wasn’t even as close as the score looked.

    • Gordon - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      He’s a great coach, but he cannot seem to grasp the concept of “taking your foot off the pedal”.

  3. hoosiercolts - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    So they’re up by 20 and he’s still on the game and gets hurt. Anyone still think that Tom Thibodeau should win Coach of the Year over Frank Vogel?? Sucks to see such an exciting and talented player go down when there’s no reason for him to be in the game.

  4. ortonsneckbeard - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    FML. In fairness to Tibs it was probably the next timeout when you take out Rose. Dude is just jinxed this year. We can make it to the Conf Finals without him but no further.

  5. marlin1894 - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    The Bulls should be able to handle Philadelphia without Rose. Sit him before you ruin this guys career, you’ll need him for round two. Thibs is a moron.

  6. phillyphan83 - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    I’m with hoosiercolts, since I’m from wildwood crest, NJ, vogel’s hometown, he’s got my vote cuz my team blows.

  7. isujames - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    This guy is a walking accident/injury,no chance @ all without him.

  8. streetskater1989 - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM


  9. cidminion - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    This guy would’ve been injured now or later down the line. If you told me someone nailed him and he got hurt alright but he was untouched. Stop blaming the coach for this crap. Rose is an all world talent but his game needs to change or his life in the nba will be short

  10. braven4evr - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Damn those hard fouls on superstars….that was one of those phantom fouls

  11. finley88thebeast - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    this guy is so fragile the bulls will not win anything…can you believe this guy was on GQ magazine with the question “the next Jordan?” give me a break…this guy is a joke a 1 year wonder….shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath as Jordan…the guy has had 1 good season

  12. AlohaMrHand - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    torn MCL season over for him and the Bulls

  13. dsharpe8 - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Damn R. Rose our for the playoffs with a torn ACL!!!

  14. southpaw77 - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Penny Hardaway 2.0
    Fantastic early career to be ravaged by injuries, its sad because Rose is a good dude.
    Get rid of those lightweight shoes man, those are bad for your ankles, feet, knees and hips. Need more cushion in those Adidas.

    • david8726 - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Dude, he’s had one injury plagued season. One.

      Do you know who else had one injury plagued season and came out of it just fine? Dwyane Wade.

      Rose will be ok next year once he’s rehabbed his knee when he isn’t playing in a compressed 66 game season.

  15. tampajoey - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Rose is out, Howard is out… now if Dirk, Kobe, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant get hurt then maybe Lebron will finally get a ring.

  16. jumbossportsblog - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

  17. goldkj - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Philly doesn’t have D Rose either. They’re not grabbing anyone by the horns.

  18. david8726 - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    This is terrible news. I’m a Heat fan and I really wanted to see Heat VS Bulls part 2 in an ECF (assuming that the Heat get there again). That matchup is so good.

    Now we’re all going to be denied that great series. Chicago will still be tough for us if they make it past Boston, but scoring is just going to be such a struggle without Rose.

    Damn shame.

  19. jckid21 - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Tom T must really not like being employed.

  20. highscoring - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    sad sad day for chicago..

  21. dirtybird2020 - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Heat got lucky hope wade tears acl!

    • david8726 - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      You’re a jackass then. No one should wish injuries on anyone.

  22. daniel10017 - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Yes Derrick Rose will need to change his game because I just don’t see him being the same player ever again regardless. Now on to a different matter and more concerning: A coach should never have his top player on the floor with 2 minutes left, I don’t care if the Sixers had cut the lead to single digits. The rest of the team should be able to close the deal. If they can’t then they are not worthy of a title. Unfortunately this is probably not going to be the last time coach Thibodeau pulls this stunt. This is the reason why he should be fired after the season. I think this guy is too stubborn to change. He wants to pad his record to secure a big contract extension.

  23. mungman69 - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Sixers might win this series or not but who cares now.

  24. sloiggles - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    I want Thibodeau fired. He cost us Derrick Rose. He’s done this countless times this season keeping players on the court for extensive minutes. What a horrible day for Bulls fans.

  25. obamablowz - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Thank goodness for guaranteed money

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