Derrick Rose Injury: Star Guard Is Upset With Team Over Ankle Taping

You'll never believe it, but star point guard Derrick Rose is a "game-time decision" when the Chicago Bulls host the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night at the United Center. If Rose doesn't go, it'll be the 27th game he's missed this season for Chicago. Rose's latest ailment is a sore right foot, which seemingly goes hand-in-hand with his sprained right ankle.

According to a report, Rose isn't happy with the way the Bulls have been taping his ankles and he's begun voicing his displeasure to the organization.

From Aggrey Sam at Comcast SportsNet Chicago:

Among those issues is the fact that Rose's most recent ailments-a sprained right ankle and sore right foot-were exacerbated by the team's training staff's insistence on taping his ankles, a practice Rose has consistently fought against, opting instead for ankle braces.

First reported during the nationally-televised broadcast of the Bulls' Thursday-evening loss at Miami, Rose has suffered fluid build-up in his ankles, which the player himself acknowledged before the team's Wednesday morning shootaround in Charlotte, but the cause is reportedly his ankles being taped too tightly.

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