"What a surprise!" said no one ever.
Yeap. Derrick Rose is injured once again, a month before the beginning of the 2015-16 NBA season. This time, Rose took an elbow to his face during Tuesday's practice and suffered a left orbital fracture. The team announced he will undergo surgery on Wednesday.
The 2008 first overall pick had been deemed the next Michael Jordan and the city of Chicago had high hopes for him.
It seemed like he was going to be that player Chicago had hoped he'd become as he won the Rookie of the Year award for the 2008-09 season and the Most Valuable Player award for the 2010-11 season.
Well, everything seemed to go as planned until...
1. In 2012, he tore his left ACL and missed the entire 2012-13 season.
2. In 2013, he tore his right meniscus and was out for the entire 2013-14 season after playing the first 10 games of the season.
3. In November of 2014, he had injuries on his ankle and hamstring and missed eight games.
4. Earlier this year in February, he had a meniscectomy on his right knee and missed 31 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season.
Rose only managed to play 100 regular-season games since the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
Someone should add face to this one.
Well, despite all these injuries, Rose still thinks of himself as one of the best players in the game of basketball.
During an interview, Rose said,
"I know I'm great. It's a lot of people that don't know I'm great, that's the thing. But it's cool. I know I can hoop. You can put me anywhere, and I know how to play the game of basketball."
Let's see what Chicago has to say about that.
Yes you do Derrick.
And now the Bulls have to go through what they've been going through the past four years.