As if Derrick Rose hasn’t been injuried enough in his career, yet another storyline has developed with the Chicago Bulls point guard.
Rose reportedly caught an elbow to the face (on accident) during Tuesday’s practice, requiring the star to receive surgery for a left orbital fracture.
The surgery is to take place on Wednesday at Rush University. Rose, who turns 27 this week, will have a timetable for a return after the procedure takes place.
Looking back on the history of orbital fractures with NBA players, the averaged missed time could be anywhere from 5 to 28 games.
A source within the Chicago Bulls told the media that Rose hopes to play during the regular season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Thought this injury was bad? Here’s a simple list of Rose’s past injuries so far:
5 games to a sprained toe, 5 games to a sprained back, 17 games for his groin, the entire 2012-13 season for his torn ACL, 8 games for ankle and hamstring issues and 20 games for a meniscus tear.
Whether Rose will need to wear a mask or not has yet to be determined by team doctors. Overall with these injuries, Rose is not making Bulls fans hopeful when it comes to a 2015-16 playoff run.