Derrick Rose Almost Makes It Through First Chicago Bulls Practice Un-Injured

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose can’t find a way to stay healthy. Instead of re-injuring his shaky knees, the Chicago star sustained a left orbital fracture during the Bulls’ first practice.

Rose was apparently elbowed in the face, but based on the ease at which he gets injured, it very well could have been a slap that did the damage.

In this seemingly redundant narrative, you would think the Bulls’ players and management would have learned by now that Rose shouldn’t even practice, let alone play in contact drills.

According to ESPN, head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rose is still in “high spirits.” Based on this injury timeline, the only explanation for his optimism is that he only gets injured in odd numbered years (2011, 2013, 2015).

2011: Tears ACL in left knee during the first round of the playoffs
2012: Misses entire season with torn ACL
2013: Tears right meniscus in late November
2015: Tears right meniscus in late February
2015: Fractures left orbital bone in late September

With 2016 around the corner, the star point guard can hold out hope that he doesn’t tear his meniscus again until 2017. Rose is certainly no Greg Oden – since he has actually experienced success in the NBA – but the Chicago native needs to stay healthy if he is ever going to bring a championship back to his hometown.

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