Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  9 responses

Derrick Rose’s Back Problems: Muscular, Not Structural

Derrick Rose continues to be listed as day-to-day with a sore back, but after consulting with a specialist, it’s been determined that his issues aren’t structural. From the Chicago Tribune: “Derrick Rose’s back issues have been giving fans’ lungs a workout. But now it’s time to exhale after the specialist Rose saw on Monday confirmed the Bulls’ original diagnosis of lower back spasms. That means the injury is muscular, not structural, and Rose will continue to treat it with massages, electrical stimulation and rest. Officially, Rose is day-to-day as the Bulls begin a six-game homestand Tuesday against the Kings. ‘When we all feel he feels well enough to play, he’ll be back out there,’ general manager Gar Forman said. ‘He could respond overnight. It could be a couple days. When it’s muscular, you don’t know. But this is positive.’ Rose has missed two straight games with the injury, which he said began on Jan. 30 in Washington. Before missing the last two games, the injury limited Rose to 22 minutes and just over 10 in the previous two contests. On Sunday in Boston, Rose admitted the back had worsened. However, he said he endured a similar situation in high school that cleared up quickly on its own. ‘Derrick is a competitor and always wants to play,’ Forman said. ‘We’ll be smart about this, but there’s a difference between whether a player is hurting and injured. If a guy is hurting, obviously they have to make a determination on how much they feel they can do. If a player is injured and could do greater harm, we’re not ever going to put him out there.’”

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  • http://Google.com Dame

    I hope he comes back soon, bulls need him

  • bull22

    derrick just needs to be healthy for playoffs.

  • stlheatmaniac

    dat boy back hella fuked up from carrying dem bums on his back for 3 yrs!! tibbs such a moron he shoulda been rested Rose. bulls had like 3 or 4 bum teams back to back and he had rose playin like 40 mins wata moron

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Learn grammar then learn basketball.

  • 23

    i expect this to be a pattern for derrick rose, unless he changes his playing style. the way he puts his body on the line is admirable. but constantly driving and taking contact from bigs isnt going to help him health-wise

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    It’s just the shortened season, it’s muscular damage probably from playing a lot and his muscles tightening.

  • LP

    Rose will be ok. He is 23. As long as its not Arenas knees, we’re good.

  • bull22

    good bulls talk today, not like all that ignorant on lebron’s game in milwaukee, lol. those idiots actually believe in their own garbage.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    D Rose ballin so hard, jay z had to move nets to BK, but yeah those back problems isnt a big deal if its muscular, the only bad thing is its gonna take a long time for it to heal. THAT ISH CRAY !…sorry that song is so damn good…GO BULLS !