Derrick Rose scores 20, leaves game with a “minor” hamstring injury – Noah tells people to “chill the f**k out”
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The word “minor” doesn’t exist in a sentence with Derrick Rose anymore. Everything he does or says gets overblown and that applies to a decent highlight, performance, controversial statement and of course injury.
During the final minutes of last night’s game against the Raptors, Rose fell and had to leave the game with a injured left hamstring. Bulls fans watching at home had a near heart attack while people on social media started to tweet about Rose as if he was shot. But Rose didn’t sound too concerned afterwards.
“I think it’s Minor. I just overstepped. I probably stretched out a little bit more with my left leg and I probably got a cramp in it.”
“I don’t think it’s that serious. Just ice it, stim, see if I can practice [Friday] and give it a go Saturday.”
His teammate, Joakim Noah, was a little more vocal after the game about the way people are overreacting to everything that happens to Rose.
“I see it every day. I think we’re all in this together. This is not a one-man team. But at the end of the day, we need him; we need him, and I don’t want to see him down. I know sometimes it’s frustrating, you’ve got injuries, you’ve got tweaks. Every time something happens to him, people act like it’s the end of the world, and that’s f—ing so lame to me. Relax. He’s coming back from two crazy surgeries, obviously we’re being conservative with him, and when things aren’t going right, he’s got to listen to his body more than anybody. So everybody needs to chill the f— out. I’m sorry for cursing but I’m really passionate. I don’t like to see him down and he doesn’t say that he’s down, but I just don’t like it when people portray him and judge him because it’s not fair to him. It’s not.”