It’s beginning to look more & more like Derrick Rose won’t be an impactful player for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season…if ever.
Earlier in his career, many (fairly or unfairly) criticized Rose for making it clear he was taking his time with his injuries so he’d be able to enjoy life with his family after basketball. But the past few seasons, Rose has made several heartbreaking attempts to return to form, only to again be derailed by nagging leg injuries.
His latest, a bone spur causing pain in his ankle; may send Rose under the knife yet again for relieving surgery.
ESPN‘s Dave McMenamin elaborates:
Some more info on the bone spur in Derrick Rose’s left ankle: he already had the bone spur prior to joining the Cavs, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. The team became aware of the condition after Rose underwent imaging on his ankle after hurting it against the Milwaukee Bucks in late October. Surgery could be necessary, as Rose alluded to, but the Cavs believe that is more likely an offseason option, sources told ESPN. For now, it will be a pain tolerance issue for Rose as he works to get through the injury with the help of the Cavs’ medical staff.
That’s not all going against Rose this year. The Cavs don’t look to be missing the slightest beat without him, going 13-1 with him out of the lineup.
After how they struggled to begin the year with Rose playing, & in addition to Isaiah Thomas returning any day now; the prospects for playing time for even a healthy D Rose aren’t looking promising.
Flip the page to see Derrick Rose’s full sad interview about his latest ankle injury: