Derrick Rose Unhappy With Bulls’ Treatment Of His Injured Ankle
According to CSN Chicago, the Bulls’ supertar point guard is less than pleased with the way the Bulls’ medical staff dealt with his troublesome right ankle: “The All-Star point guard is also troubled by the lack of attentiveness to concerns he’s raised to the Bulls, a member of his camp told said.
Among those issues is the fact that Rose’s most recent ailments-a sprained right ankle and sore right foot-were exacerbated by the team’s training staff’s insistence on taping his ankles, a practice Rose has consistently fought against, opting instead for ankle braces.
First reported during the nationally-televised broadcast of the Bulls’ Thursday-evening loss at Miami, Rose has suffered fluid build-up in his ankles, which the player himself acknowledged before the team’s Wednesday morning shootaround in Charlotte, but the cause is reportedly his ankles being taped too tightly.
That information was confirmed to CSNChicago.com by a source familiar with the situation, but when asked about the report following Thursday’s loss to the Heat, [Tom] Thibodeau replied, ‘I haven’t heard that. I don’t know where this stuff comes from. We’ve got a great medical staff, I can tell you that.