In the second game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season, Derrick Rose left with a sprained left ankle after being hit by Bucks center Greg Monroe. ⠀
In the fourth quarter of the #ClevelandCavaliers’ first road win of the season, Rose went up for a reverse layup, when Monroe caught him around the neck in an attempt to contest the shot. When Rose came back down, his left ankle twisted, forcing the sprain. But, oddly enough, a flagrant was not called for the hard hit, as the refs claimed Monroe “didn’t do it with any intent.”
“I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said before leaving the game. “Come on, man. Like, I’m sure I’m the only player, but it is what it is. ….That’s a common foul. Wow. Come on.”
As a result of Rose’s injury, Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue said Rose will probably miss the end of Cleveland’s back-to-back against the Orlando Magic, ESPN reports.
“Just got to see how he feels,” Lue said. “It doesn’t look good right now.” ⠀⠀⠀
“I mean, it’s a sprain,” Rose said after the game. “It is what it is. There’s nothing I can do about that. Take me out [in] the air, kind of twisted my ankle when I came down. So, get a lot of treatment and see how it feels Saturday.”
“I haven’t had any problems with my ankle in a long time,” Rose added. “I don’t even wear braces anymore, which lets you know. So, I haven’t had any problems with it. Now, just got to make sure I get treatment, and if anything, I don’t lose the conditioning that I’ve built up and that I have right now. I’m in great shape right now, so I’ll be back.”