Twenty-four seconds later, Rose sat on the bench grimacing, having been replaced by Kirk Hinrich and drawing attention from assistant trainer Jeff Tanaka and team physician Brian Cole.
That brought back memories of his dormancy.
Team personnel worked on his right leg while he grimaced, not his surgically-repaired left knee. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose would be re-evaluated Tuesday, but the initial prognosis is that Rose suffered a right hamstring injury that is "minor."
via Chicago Bulls - chicagotribune.com.
Late in the game you could see Bulls officials tending to Rose, but Rose wasn't in visible pain and was instead watching the game and calling out to teammates. Rose shot 8-of-21 but had seven assists and zero turnovers in the 15-point victory.
DRose: "It's a minor strain. It's nothing big at all."— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 12, 2013
DRose said he "should be ready" for Friday's game. Obviously, Bulls will be cautious.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 12, 2013
DRose walked without a limp in the postgame locker room.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 12, 2013