Is Derrick Rose Destined for a Major Injury?
(Derrick) Rose sat out Monday’s game in Memphis with a sprained toe, but injury-wise, that’s nothing. Kid stuff. This toe shall pass.
With the way Rose attacks a game, a major injury is likely someday. It hurts just to write that. But the very thing that makes him great, his ferocity, is the very thing that will bring him down. No player in the NBA drives the lane with Rose’s reckless abandon.
There’s probably a mathematical formula that would back me up on my injury forecast. Something like, energy + mad hops squared x mass of Dwight Howard = mangled ACL.
It doesn’t add up that Rose has stayed relatively healthy so far. He does most of his best work in midair surrounded by men who often are 50 or 60 pounds heavier than he is. If you put yourself in that situation often enough, you’ll pay.