Derrick Rose Injury: How Star’s Torn ACL Will Impact Team USA in 2012 Olympics

April 28th, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
Even if you hate the Chicago Bulls, every basketball-loving American should be crushed by the announcement that Derrick Rose has suffered a torn ACL.

Breaking news: Bulls guard Derrick Rose tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and he is out for the remainder of the season.

— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 28, 2012 While this is a devastating blow for the Bulls, it also extends well past the realm of the NBA, as it will affect our boys in red, white and blue during the upcoming Summer Olympics.

Rose wasn't a member of Team USA during the 2008 Olympics, but he was a key part of the gold medal team at the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

His explosiveness and leadership were on full display in Turkey, where he went for 7.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game. He also provided one of the best highlights of the tournament by straight up ruining a Spanish guard with a stutter step in the backcourt (0:51 of the video below).

It was a great overall tournament for Rose, and his experience with the national team launched him into an all-out rampage during the following NBA season.

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