The Rundown: Which Chicago injury scares you most?

The Rundown: Which Chicago injury scares you most?
April 10, 2014, 5:30 pm
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With the news coming down Thursday afternoon that White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia would miss the entire regular season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, The Rundown crew debated which Chicago injury should make fans most nervous.

Unfortunately there are plenty of options from which to choose. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has played 39 games the last three NBA seasons with multiple injuries, including a pair of knee surgeries; Jay Cutler hasn't played all 16 regular season games since 2009, his first year in Chicago; Garcia will miss the White Sox remaining 172 games; and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane both will miss the rest of this year's regular season before returning for the playoffs next week.

CSN's Tom Cooper says Cutler's injury history makes him most nervous, considering the Bears' signal caller signed a seven-year extension this offseason.

"I'm more concerned that he just can't seem to stay on the field for 16 games," Cooper said. Cutler has dealt with various injuries throughout the years but will need to stay on the field to prove his worth and help the Bears return to the top of the NFC North.

"You have to go into a season and think that Jay Cutler's not going to play four games," Ryan McGuffey said. "That's where we're at with the Bears."

Still, Rose's recurring knee injuries can't be overlooked. As the Bulls' franchise player -- Joakim Noah might have earned that title this season, but Rose is still being paid like it -- they need him to return healthy in 2015 and stay healthy.

"I don't necessarily need Derrick Rose to score 25 points a game and be the MVP, but I need Derrick Rose to come back and be a threat in the fourth quarter again," McGuffey said, "where teams free up Joakim Noah on a double-team or Jimmy Buckets takes another step forward and becomes a legitimate threat on both ends of the floor."

Let us know: Which Chicago injury scares you the most long-term?