Derrick Rose Injury Update: Bulls PG Will Not Play Sunday Against Thunder

The Chicago Bulls will have their only NBA regular season game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, and it appears they will go without superstar point guard and reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose.

Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reported on Saturday that Rose would not be playing in the game against the Thunder. McClure reports that Rose is still experiencing problems with his groin injury. McClure also relayed this quote from the star:

Rose on groin, "Just trying to stay positive. It feels the same."

Another quote reveals that Rose is being pragmatic about the situation.

Rose on being tempted to play against Thunder, "I'm not tempted at all. I'm worried about my health right now."

In the long term, it is best for Rose and for the Bulls to put his health first and foremost. The Bulls will enter the postseason no matter what. Far better to have the potential of a healthier Rose available at that time than a less-than-100% player immediately.

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