Nov 6, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) drives to the basket with Indiana Pacers point guard C.J. Watson (32) defending during the second quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose unlikely to play through hamstring injury

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If it’s not one thing for Derrick Rose, it’s another. Just a handful of games into the season after returning from a year long absence, Rose began to deal with a nasty neck injury. Now it’s the legs after Rose recently suffered a ‘mild’ hamstring injury.

As we’ve seen before, the term ‘mild’ can’t exactly be relied upon as many times players who’ve suffered a ‘mild’ pull often end up sitting out weeks at a time after pushing themselves before they should have.

That’s something the Bulls and head coach Tom Thibodeau hope to avoid as Thibodeau said today it’s ‘unlikely’ Rose will play through his hamstring injury or suit up against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night:

DRose won’t do shootaround. Thibs says he’s “unlikely” vs. Raptors.

Obviously, the Bulls are thinking long term in regards to Rose’s health and there’s little reason to push the point guard into further injury if all he needs is a few more days of rest.

Kirk Hinrich is expected to draw the start.

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