Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose exited the game vs. the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter after slipping and suffering what the team is calling a hamstring injury on Thursday night. Chicago was leading 93-86 when Rose came out, but the Raptors are in the middle of a 14-1 run to bring the game within five points.
According to Bulls PR, Rose suffered a left hamstring injury and won't return.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 14, 2014
Thibs says Rose will likely get MRI tomorrow. Rose told him he was fine and just thought he tweaked hamstring.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 14, 2014
Rose said he has cramps in his hamstring.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 14, 2014
Here's the play Rose was injured on:
Rose had 20 points and four assists on 5-of-14 shooting from the field at the time of the injury. It appeared he did not receive any attention on the bench from the Bulls training staff but was held out for the rest of the night.
Rose suffered two ankle sprains in the Bulls' second game of the season, a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He proceeded to miss four of Chicago's next five games. He returned in full against the Pistons on Monday and scored 24 points in a Chicago victory, one of his best individual performances since suffering a torn ACL in 2012.
We'll update this story as it develops.