Derrick Rose suffers sprained wrist
CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose sprained his right wrist at the end of Monday night's game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center. X-rays on the wrist after the game were negative.
"I saw my whole future flash before my eyes, coming down," Rose said of the hard fall he took in the fourth quarter. "I thought it was going to be worse than that. But right now it just feels sore."
Rose was cloaked in ice as he sat in front of his locker after the game. He had ice packs on both knees and his wrist, while soaking his feet in a vat of ice. Before the wrist injury, he also hurt his left ankle midway through the fourth quarter.
"All the bones are in the right place," Bulls athletic trainer Fred Tedeschi said. "So from that point, we know that it's not too severe from the sprain standpoint, so we'll just kind of keep our fingers crossed and hope it stays that way."
Rose will be re-evaluated on Tuesday before the Bulls leave for Toronto.
"That's basketball," Rose said of his injuries. "Some of the times, the games are going to be physical. And you got to be able to play through them."
Rose understands that he is likely going to be very sore. He struggled to put his socks on as he was getting dressed to leave.
"I know [Tuesday] is going to probably be a bad day," he said. "Especially resting, sleeping, it's going to get tight. Everything's going to get tight on my body, but [I'll] get treatment and we got to play in a couple more days."
Rose scored 17 points and dished out 12 assists in Monday night's 92-73 win over the Pacers. It was the Bulls' sixth straight win.
Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.