Point guard’s hamstring strain isn’t thought to be serious.
The Chicago Bulls have listed point guard Derrick Rose as “day to day” after he picked up a hamstring strain in the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
The 25-year-old didn’t require an MRI scan according to ESPN sources, but with the Bulls not practising on Tuesday, they will await to see how Rose recovers.
“It’s just a minor sprain,” Rose said after the Cleveland game.
“Nothing serious. Hopefully I’ll be better in a couple of days, but it’s nothing big at all.”
While the explosive star couldn’t remember when he had picked up the injury, it is clear that the Bulls organisation are wary of risking him regardless of the extent of the strain.
Coach Tom Thibodeau removed Rose from the game and replaced him with Kirk Hinrich after immediately noticing that there was a slight issue with his movement and sent him to be checked out by assistant trainer Jeff Tanaka.
Having spent 18 months on the sidelines with a torn ACL, Rose has gradually been working his way back into action over the start of the season, but appeared to be good spirits despite the minor setback.
Nevertheless, he has been struggling for consistency through the first few games, with his shooting and number of turnovers requiring improvement in the weeks ahead.
Bulls executive vice president John Paxson told reporters that the point guard was feeling better on Tuesday but he will remain under close supervision ahead of the game with the Toronto Raptors on Friday.