Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  7 responses

Derrick Rose to See a Specialist for His Ailing Back

Derrick Rose is expected to see a back specialist today, as he continues to battle through pain. From the Chicago Tribune: “As Derrick Rose shuffled across the Bulls’ locker room before Sunday’s 95-91 loss to the Celtics, somebody remarked he looked like an old man. ‘I feel like one,’ Rose said with a tired smile. Rose, 23, missed his second straight game with lower back spasms and said he will see a specialist on Monday after the Bulls returned from their nine-game trip late Sunday. ‘It’s been hurting the whole trip,’ Rose said. ‘I just played through it. It tended to get worse after every game. I was really worried about it. But I’m trying to stay positive. I don’t know what the diagnosis is. I just know my back is not right.’ Rose said he doesn’t know what prompted the pain or exactly when it started. [...] ‘It just came from out of nowhere,’ Rose said. ‘That’s the scary thing about it. … I could barely walk (after New Orleans). It’s killing me not being able to play, especially this game, or when I do play my minutes are definitely down. Hopefully, I’ll get treatments and it calms down. If not, I’ll take my time.’ Rose, who also sat for five games with a sprained left big toe, now has missed seven games. That’s one more than in his first three seasons combined. Rose said he had a similar experience during his senior year at Simeon High School just before his team won its second straight state championship. ‘It could be (Monday) when I wake up and it feels good, because I remember in high school I didn’t get any treatment or anything,’ Rose said. ‘I just took a couple days off and I was able to play Downstate. And I didn’t feel it. Hopefully, it’s the same thing.’ Rose said it’s his decision on whether he plays or not, although it’s a collaborative affair with input from the training and medical staffs and management. ‘Nobody can tell me how I feel but myself,’ Rose said. ‘If I feel good, I’m going to try to go.’”

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  • bull22

    bad news and i hope his health gets better, because if him hamilton and deng are not healthy in the playoffs their potential finals appearance goes down the drain with them.

  • leslie

    I am Derricks number one fan and i am proud of him. HE is a very good role model for every kid

  • Red

    He is a good role model agreed. But hopefully he gets better soon.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    hopefully homie get’s better soon.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Everytime the Bulls play and Drose doesn’t, I die a little inside.

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    The way I see it he’s rested in some pretty big games in the regular season and his team’s defense has rallied to make the bulls pretty elite. All the othere players are confident that with Cj Watson they can score. He hasn’t put alot on film for teams to scout his game this year and that will help I think in the playoffs. It’s good for Rip city and Deng to get that swag. And Ronnie Brewer man, that man is the best finisher on that team when DRose ain’t there. He’ll be ready is basically what I know some money time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    lol @ Jahmai