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Derrick Rose will miss weeks with ankle injury


Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose will be sidelined for several weeks due to an ankle injury he suffered during his team’s loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Rose underwent an MRI, which came back negative. He is expected to make a full recovery and will be reassessed in a few weeks.

In 50 games and 15 starts this season, Rose is averaging 18.1 points, 5.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds over 26 minutes per game while shooting 49 percent from the floor, 30.6 percent from three-point range and 87.1 percent from the free-throw line. Not too bad for the Pistons veteran.

The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Memphis, was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.

He had an impressive rookie campaign, playing in 81 games and registering 16.8 points and 6.3 assists per game, and the following year, Rose made his first of three straight All-Star appearances.

The Chicago native appeared to have an incredibly bright career in front of him, and in 2011, he took him league MVP honors after recording 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds a night. However, during the 2012 playoffs, Rose suffered a torn ACL, an injury that would forever alter the trajectory of his NBA tenure.

Ever since then, Rose has struggled to stay healthy, having played 60 games just twice since that 2011-12 campaign.

The Bulls eventually traded the hometown kid to the New York Knicks during the summer of 2016, and after spending just one year in the Big Apple, Rose has bounced around, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves before signing with the Pistons this past summer.

The Pistons veteran owns career averages of 18.8 points, 5.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.