Derrick Rose injury: Bulls star leaves win with 'minor' hamstring strain

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The injury to the former league MVP shouldn't keep him out for long.

The Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-81 in Chicago on Monday, but Derrick Rose had to leave the court with an injury to his right hamstring in the first-ever matchup between he and another former Rookie of the Year, Kyrie Irving.

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Rose came up limping after a layup attempt in the fourth quarter and was removed from the game with less than four minutes remaining. News out of Chicago so far indicates it's only a minor setback, but we'll know more tomorrow when all the tests are completed.

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This is pretty straight forward from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

Obviously we'll have more updates as they come in, but for now it does not appear the injury is too serious.

After the nightmare that was the 2012-13 season, the Bulls and their fans want nothing to do with another bite from the injury bug for their All-NBA point guard. But there seems to be reason for optimism after this one, so Bulls fans should relax for now. Rose even said he plans to play on Friday.

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