Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the playoffs after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late in the Chicago Bulls’ Game 1 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Rose also will miss the upcoming Olympics in London.
The Bulls’ win over the 76ers was a by-the-numbers affair until just less than a minute and a half left to go in the fourth quarter, when Rose was forced to leave the contest after planting awkwardly on his left knee. While driving on 76ers big man Spencer Hawes, Rose came to a jump stop, shifted uneasily and immediately passed the ball off to teammate Carlos Boozer while clearly aware that something had gone wrong.
TNT’s microphones picked up Rose telling the trainers, “I heard something pop.” After writhing on the court for a few minutes, he was helped off by both the Chicago and Philadelphia trainers.Kelly Dwyer |