Derrick Rose injury: Bulls star exits game with right knee injury

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Rose was helped to the locker room by trainers after injuring his right knee.

Derrick Rose limped to the sidelines late in the third quarter in the Bulls' game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a right knee injury after injuring it on a backdoor cut. His right knee appeared to buckle a bit in a non-contact injury. The team announced that Rose would not return. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose will have an MRI Saturday and that Rose "has pain and he felt like he couldn't push off his right knee" (via @chicagobulls).

Marquis Teague was subbed in for the former MVP as Chicago's medical staff began to take a look at Rose on the sidelines.

More on Rose and the Bulls: Blog a Bull

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Rose went to the locker room and "needed to be helped off by (the) training staff." He also reports that Rose "put no weight on (his) right leg." Before heading to the locker room, he had scored 20 points, collected five boards and recorded three assists.

Rose, who is playing in his first season after tearing his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs, is averaging 17.6 points and five assists on 36 percent shooting for the year.

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