It was a scary-looking moment for Bulls fans.
Superstar point guard Derrick Rose was driving the lane on Monday night, when Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush slid over to try and take a charge. Rose made contact with Rush in mid-air, and crashed to the ground hard. Rolling on the floor, Rose winced visibly and clutched at his right wrist.
The injury came with two minutes left in the game, and the Bulls were able to pull out a convincing 92-73 victory, continuing a six-game winning streak. But the cheers at the United Center were tempered with anxiety for the health of the team's leading scorer.
Fortunately for Rose and the Bulls, X-rays on both his shooting wrist and his ankle, which he had sprained earlier in the game, came back negative.
Team doctors intend to evaluate Rose again today, according to NBC Chicago. But he's hoping to be back on the floor for Wednesday night's game against the Raptors.
"I'm kinda banged up right now, but this is basketball," Rose said to BullsTV. "If everything is just sore, I can play through it."
But Carlos Boozer might have had the quote of the night on the injury: "He's tough as nails, man. He's from the South Side of Chicago."
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