Fans Hold Vigil in Chicago for Derrick Rose's Knees

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2015

via @davidbeltran

As Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose works his way back from yet another knee injury, Chicagoans are keeping him in their thoughts and prayers.

Update from Wednesday, March 11

According to Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo, the vigil has been vandalized:

[Artist David] Beltran said he had "no idea" why someone would tear it down, but he started hearing about it on Twitter after people went to visit the memorial.

"It kind of bothered us a little but it started becoming a public participation piece," he said, adding that people want to help put it back together.

Despite the fact that someone vandalized the original vigil, the artists who created it are looking to restore it. They are asking fans to help recreate the vigil on Wednesday.

--End of Update--


Rose won the NBA Most Valuable Player award in the 2010-11 season and looked destined to have his team in championship contention for years to come. Unfortunately, knee injuries have kept him on the sidelines a lot since he won the MVP award.

The Bulls point guard tore the ACL in his left knee in the 2012 NBA playoffs and missed the following season as he rehabbed. Then, he tore the meniscus in his right knee in 2013. After working his way back from that injury, he once again tore his meniscus this season.

Since the start of the 2011-12 season, injuries have limited Rose to just 95 games.

This past Sunday, Chicagoans held a vigil for Rose:


[Instagram, Twitter; h/t Black Sports Online]

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