Chicago Bulls Update: Derrick Rose Sits Out With Tendinitis, Bulls Win 109-104 Over Wizards
The old wound has returned to bother him. Former MVP Derrick Rose had to sit out against the Washington Wizards Wednesday night because of a right hamstring tendinitis.Advertisement
Rose revealed that he made the decision himself on precautionary measures ahead of the Wizards tie. “Just don’t want to take any risks,” he said, as reported by CBS Local.
“I love the way I’m playing. I feel like I’m playing to win. I feel like I’m in a good mood, great place mentally. Just trying not to risk all of it by going out there by just going out there and playing crazy.”
Rose was in supreme form, having put up a consistent show in February, recording best numbers since March 2012. He posted averages of 21.9 points and 6.0 assists during that month.
The match against Wizards was Rose’s eighth missed-out game this season. Four he missed due to right hamstring tendinitis. The Bulls though whipped the Wizards 109-104 despite Rose sitting out on Wednesday night.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg defended Rose’s cautious approach, according to ESPN.
“He’s battled through some aches and pains,” Hoiberg said after winning the game. “Tonight it was just a more specific spot. Again, the hamstring tendon has been bothering him some, and when he’s had that tendon [issue] we have taken a cautious approach.”