Rose to un­dergo surgery af­ter left or­bital frac­ture

The China Post - - SPORTS -

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the in­jury-nagged for­mer NBA Most Valu­able Player, suf­fered a left or­bital frac­ture in prac­tice Tues­day and will un­dergo surgery Wed­nes­day, the team an­nounced.

Rose was struck in the face by an el­bow dur­ing a pre­sea­son work­out and taken to a nearby hos­pi­tal where doc­tors di­ag­nosed the or­bital break.

A timetable for Rose’s re­turn to the Bulls will be de­ter­mined af­ter the op­er­a­tion.

Rose has been hin­dered by a se­ries of knee in­juries since win­ning the 2011 NBA Most Valu­able Player Award. Since the start of the 2011-12 sea­son, Rose has played in only 100 reg­u­lar sea­son games.

Rose, 26, tore a left knee lig­a­ment in the 2012 NBA play­offs and missed the en­tire 2012-13 sea­son. He suf­fered a right knee in­jury in Novem­ber of 2013 that caused him to miss the re­main­der of the 2013-14 cam­paign.

Last sea­son, Rose missed 31 games, some of them due to an op­er­a­tion on his right knee in Fe­bru­ary.

Rose helped the U.S. squad win the World Cham­pi­onships in 2010 and 2014.

New Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg al­ready lost Mike Dun­leavy Jr. un­der­went back surgery last week and is ex­pected to miss eight to 10 weeks.

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