Hicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose sustained a right hamstring injury during the fourth quarter of last night’s 96-81 victory versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 25 year-old star player be re-evaluated today but YouWager experts do not think the injury is that serious.
Rose injured the hamstring on a drive to the rim, converting a layup with just less than four minutes to play. The Chicago native doesn’t remember exactly when the injury occurred but was pulled out of the game by coach Tom Thibodeau and replaced by Kirk Hinrich. The point guard went toward the end of the bench and was checked by the team’s assistant trainer Jeff Tanaka.
The 2011 MVP, who missed the past year and a half while recovering from reconstructive left knee surgery, admitted the hamstring injury was “irritating.”
According to Rose he considers he will be able to play Friday when the team meets the Toronto Raptors.
The player also added he knew right away it was a hamstring injury. Rose said this is the first time he has had a hamstring injury, but he noted during his rehab that he was having discomfort in his hamstrings last NBA season.
Lately, Rose has started stretching more during games.