Chicago’s Derrick Rose Tears ACL, out for 2012 Playoffs

April 28th, 2012 by Rohit Ghosh Leave a reply »
It's been officially confirmed that Derrick Rose has torn his ACL, and will miss the rest of the series, rest of the playoffs and possibly some of next season as well. Just horrible news. It really was a bad day for left knees, with both Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert of the Knicks going down.

If you watched the game, you'll remember that Rose went down at the end of the fourth quarter trying to make a jump pass. There was no contact, he seemed to hurt the left knee while planting his foot. The ball went sailing to Boozer who then passed it to Korver for a missed three point attempt. Rose was down for several minutes, and everyone who was watching the play knew it was 'bad' immediately. The grimace, the immediate reaction, it was all too familiar and obvious.

Something terrible happened, so who do we blame? We could blame Coach Tom Thibodeau for playing his superstar at the end of a game they had already won. We could blame Derrick Rose for trying to do anything acrobatic in a moment like that. We could even find a way to blame the Sixers, for just being in the vicinity, but that might be stretching it. Just a bit.

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