Torn ACL leaves Bulls Derrick Rose out for the season - FOX 32 News Chicago

Torn ACL leaves Bulls Derrick Rose out for the rest of the season

Updated: Apr 28, 2012 21:08 PM CDT
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Wearing an Adidas hoodie and moving slowly, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose returned home to Trump Tower surrounded by an entourage helping him out of this white Cadillac Escalade.

His lower left back was supported by a friend as Fox Chicago News' cameras captured exclusive video of Rose arriving.

Fox Chicago's Tisha Lewis reports Rose was limping and struggling to walk as he made his way through the glass doors and up to his new home near the top floor of Trump Tower.

The Bulls confirm the NBA's youngest ever MVP tore is ACL - his journey to recovery just getting started.

According to David Wade, "It's a terrible end to the season. We really thought that our team was going to rebound, now that Derrick Rose was back healthy but I mean it's just tragic. I think it's one of the worst things to happen to Chicago sports basketball, in particular, since MJ announced his retirement."

"We saw it on TV, the highlights, it was pretty rough," said Daniela Alzuru.

Fox Chicago News spoke with Chicago Bulls Beat Writer K.C. Johnson who was at Saturday's playoff opener.

"He came to a jump stop, took off on two feet and you could see him go to clutch his left knee while he was in the air and then when he landed, he literally crumpled to the ground and was writhing on the floor in pain for several seconds… You could just feel the air deflate out of the United Center. The hush that came over the building for 23-thousand people was pretty intense," said Johnson.

Rose left Rush University Medical Center moments after an MRI was performed Saturday evening.

The torn ACL is his sixth injury this season and the worst. 

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