Nov 22, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) walks out of the Moda Center on crutches after being injured in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers won the game 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls injured star Derrick Rose third in NBA All-Star voting


Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose has been out of action with a torn meniscus since he was injured Nov. 22, but despite his injury the youngest MVP in NBA history is third in All-Star voting for the backcourt.

Rose trails Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving in the voting with the top two getting the starting nod.

Rose missed all of last season as he recovered from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs the year before and is likely out for the rest of the 2013-2014 season.

Despite only playing in 10 games this season, the fans want to see Rose just like they want to see Kobe Bryant who is injured and among the top vote-getters for the Western Conference.

Rose averaged 15.9 points per game, 4.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game.

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