Derrick Rose: If He's Been Hurt All Season, What Does He Look Like Healthy?

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Derrick Rose: If He's Been Hurt All Season, What Does He Look Like Healthy?
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After Tuesday's practice, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had some interesting news. Apparently, Rose has been dealing with turf toe in his left toe and believes it came about some time during the 2010 Cleveland Cavaliers playoff series.

Good news for Bulls fans is that Rose does not plan to miss any time with the injury.

Even better news for Bulls fans is that all Rose has done this season is average just under 24 points and just over nine assists per game, while shooting 44 percent and grabbing nearly four rebounds per game. 

One has to wonder if this is a hobbling Rose, what does Rose look like in full bloom?

But what exactly is turf toe? Rose stated he did not even know how one could get turf toe, but rather just felt a pain in his left big toe that trainers said was turf toe.

Turf toe is seen in athletes that do a lot of running and quick pivoting. Force being propelled forward with a player's shoe against a hard floor causes an "excessive amount of dorsiflexion at the level of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint."

Basically if a young athlete stays off it for three to four weeks he should be fine, but clearly Rose does not plan to miss any time, so he will have treatment before and after games involving lots of tape.

A problem with turf toe is it is a reoccurring problem for people who are going to be doing the same motion, with the same shoes, on the same surface. Clearly, that has Rose written all over it.

Rose has stated he will keep an eye on it, so it does not turn into anything more and he understands he will probably have this for the rest of his career.

If this is Rose hobbled, Bulls fans' mouths are watering thinking of a painless Rose with Carlos Boozer.

The Bulls take on the Golden State Warriors tonight at home.

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