Bulls’ Rose has a torn meniscus

Published on Saturday, 11/23/13, at 2:08 a.m. Eastern.
Updated on Saturday, 11/23/13, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

By Brian Edwards

UPDATE: D-Rose has a torn meniscus that’ll require surgery and he could miss the rest of the season. If so, he will miss three consecutive postseasons during the prime of his career.

The Chicago Bulls fear that All-Star guard Derrick Rose tore the ACL in his right knee during Friday’s 98-95 loss at Portland. Rose left the arena on crutches and will have an MRI on Saturday.

Rose missed all of the 2012-2013 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. He was averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 assists in his first 10 games since returning.

Friday was a brutal night for injuries in the NBA. Memphis center Marc Gasol sprained his knee and could miss an extended period of time. Gasol will also have an MRI on Saturday. UPDATE: Gasol has a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Chris Vernon tells me the Grizzlies are hoping he’ll only miss 6-8 weeks.

Golden State’s Andre Iguodala injured his hamstring in a 102-95 loss to the Lakers at Staples Center. He will also have an MRI on Saturday. Iguodala told reporters that he “heard something pop.”

The Warriors were without Steph Curry (concussion) for a second straight game.

Josh Smith didn’t get injured Friday, but he probably had hurt feelings. Playing against his old team for the second time in three nights, Detroit lost to Atlanta again. Smith missed all seven of his shot attempts and was held scoreless in only 19 minutes of playing time.

The Hawks won outright as a 3.5-point underdog. They are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games and return home tonight to face Boston.

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