Derrick Rose Injury: Star Guard May Return To Chicago Bulls On Friday Against Boston Celtics

Derrick Rose is dealing with a sprained toe that caused him to miss the seventh game of his Bulls career on Wednesday, but the team is hoping he can return against the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Derrick Rose is the heart and soul of the Chicago Bulls, and although the team defeated the Washington Wizards by a score of 78-64 on Wednesday, they need their star to recover from his toe injury if they want to beat good teams in the NBA. Now it appears the team is hoping Rose can return for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics after receiving treatment on his toe:

"It's a pain tolerance thing. It's a sprain. He's gotten a lot of treatment. He usually responds very well to treatment. It's when the pain subsides when he can play."

Rose missed only his seventh game as a member of the Chicago Bulls when he could not go against the Wizards, and team officials have been adamant in referring to Rose's toe injury as a "sprained toe" and not turf toe. All turf toe injuries are sprains, but not necessarily all sprains are turf toe, and head coach Tom Thibodeau was very specific in announcing the nature of the injury on Wednesday:

"It's a sprain and hopefully he'll be back in a day. It's (different) than a turf toe. It's a sprained toe, a pain tolerance thing. He's gotten a lot of treatment. Usually it responds well to treatment. It's a lot different than what Carlos (Boozer) had (in last season's playoffs)."

via Sam Smith at Bulls.com.

With Rose, backup point guard C.J. Watson and Richard Hamilton all missing action, the Bulls signed former NBA point guard Mike James out of the D-League showcase to provide some offense in the meantime. James is 36-years old and spent time playing in China and Turkey before joining the Erie Bayhawks in the NBA Developmental League this year.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bulls be sure to visit Blog a Bull. Visit SB Nation NBA for more news and notes around the league.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.