Injuries are as much a fact of life in the NBA as death and taxes are for the general population.
Us hoops heads were reminded of this cruel reality in a big way during the week around the Association. Out West, Marc Gasol suffered an MCL sprain right around the same time that Andre Iguodala pulled up lame with a hamstring strain.
But the biggest, most depressing blow was the one that befell the Chicago Bulls, who watched in horror as Derrick Rose tore his right meniscus on a non-contact play during a road game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
This, after Rose sat out the entirety of last season while rehabbing from an ACL tear dating back to the 2012 playoffs. D-Rose's latest setback, which came less than a month after his return to meaningful NBA action, will cost him the remainder of the current campaign and all but crush Chicago's championship hopes.
So much for giving thanks for a healthier, happier year of pro basketball on Turkey Day 2013.
These injuries have done plenty to shake up the league's hierarchy since we last put together our weekly power rankings. Read on to find out how, exactly, things have changed.