Derrick Rose leaves Knicks win with ankle pain: ‘Nothing serious’

Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose
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WASHINGTON — Derrick Rose settled on Saturday night with an ankle pain in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 117-99 preseason win over the Wizards, but the backup point guard said it wasn’t serious and probably a tough training camp head coach. It was because of Tom. Thibodeau fled.

During the fourth quarter, Rose flexed her leg and spoke to the trainers, before leaving for the locker room with a minute to spare.

“It’s not serious at all, but if I kept playing I probably would have made it worse,” Rose said. “I think I’ve probably done it myself. It’s another game – it’s all new, moving, Thebes training camps are different. I just have to take my time. I’m getting old. I tweaked it but Didn’t rotate it completely. Thebes got it [when I took myself out].”

Rose scored 15 points in 19 minutes and made all three of his 3-pointers in one night when the Knicks shot 24 of them down.

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