PORTLAND—Bulls point guard Derrick Rose left the team’s bench and headed to the locker room during the third quarter of Friday’s game against the Trail Blazers after appearing to injure his right knee.
Rose initially exited the contest with 3:20 left in the period after executing a jump stop—the same maneuver on which he suffered his torn left ACL in April of 2012—and shortly thereafter checked out of the game.
On the sidelines, he was seen rubbing his right knee and removed the protective sleeve on it, then was assisted by the Bulls’ medical staff to the locker room, without being able to put pressure on his right leg.
The Bulls’ media-relations staff later confirmed it was a right-knee injury, which was not the knee the point guard had surgically repaired in May of 2012.
Rose has already missed a regular-season game with a sore right hamstring, as well as a preseason game because of soreness in his left knee.
Thibs: Rose will have an MRI tomorrow when the Bulls arrive in Los Angeles. #BullsTalk— Bulls Talk (@BullsTalkCSN) November 23, 2013
CSN Northwest's Isaac Ropp tweeted out a picture of Rose leaving the court with assistance.
Here Rose is trying to move and flex his knee shortly after coming to the bench.
Rose limped to the locker room with assistance from the training staff.
Rose's right knee seemed to catch as he planted, just as the referee walks by the camera shot.