Derrick Rose Suffers Torn ACL; Out for Season

Derrick Rose Suffers Torn ACL; Out for Season

Today, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-91, to take a 1-0 series lead. But all that has been overshadowed by the terrible news delivered by the team's medical staff. Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee

With only 1:22 left in the game, D-Rose went up in the lane and immediately collapsed to the ground in obvious pain. The Bulls' doctors helped the All-Star point guard off the court and into the lockers to conduct further tests. After an MRI revealed a tear in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament of his left knee, Rose was immediately ruled out for the rest of the postseason and the upcoming Summer Olympics. 

Now, the Bulls find themselves in some oddly familiar territory. Out of the 66 games played in this year's shortened schedule, Derrick Rose was involved in only 39 of them because of the multiple injuries he suffered throughout the season. If the team can make the same positive adjustments that they did when they lost Rose to foot, toe and groin problems, things may not be so bad for Chicago. But either way, the rest of the playoffs is definitely going to be an uphill battle from here on out.   

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