Derrick Rose's eye socket injury puts Chicago Bulls in difficult spot

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You can't spell Derrick Rose without spelling injury.

Well, you can, but that is about the only time the two things have been separated in the past four years.

Familiar feeling

And Wednesday morning has brought with it an all too familiar feeling for Chicago Bulls fans after it was revealed that the former NBA MVP is facing yet another surgery.


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The Bulls themselves have confirmed that Rose will undergo a procedure today after suffering a "left orbital fracture" during the franchise's practice yesterday. In laymen's terms, that is a fractured eye socket.

The cause of the latest in a long line of injuries for the All-Star point guard? A flailing elbow from an as yet unidentified Bulls teammate.

At this stage, Rose is facing an indefinite spell on the sideline and, depending on the severity of the injury, there are fears that he could miss the start of Chicago's 2015-16 NBA season.


One silver lining for the Bulls and their fans is the freak nature of Rose's latest injury. Unlike previous knee and muscle issues, no-one can account for taking a shot to the face in an intense practice session.

Having said that, considering Rose has only played in 100 games over the past four seasons in Chicago, the Eastern Conference franchise will be cursing their luck that their star player has already been hit by the injury bug before the new campaign has even begun.

In Rose's absence, the Bulls will look to Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich to step up in the point guard position until his return.

Bulls fans: How important is Rose to your chances this season, and is it time to move on from the injury-prone star? Have your say in the comments below...

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