Derrick Rose has a hamstring injury. Don't freak out, though. It's minor. Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters about the issue after their 96-81 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, then Rose downplayed it, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
"It's just a minor strain, nothing serious," Rose said. "It's nothing big at all. I should be ready (Friday). I'm still able to walk around, move around the way I want to. It's just a little sore."
"Stuff happens. I just have to play through it and get back healthy."
Rose had 16 points and seven assists in the win, but spent the last few minutes with the Bulls' training staff on the bench after he made a driving layup. He grimaced on the court before he was taken out of the game. In the locker room, he wasn't noticeably limping according to Johnson.
While Roses's numbers -- 14.7 points, 4.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game on 33 percent shooting -- haven't been great coming back from his ACL tear, the point guard has looked as explosive and athletic as ever. Fortunately this injury is unrelated to his knee and it doesn't sound like it should be much of a setback.