Derrick Rose leaves Cavs game with ankle injury

Annette Crawford
October 21, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans let out a collective sigh of relief after newly acquired point guard Derrick Rose narrowly escaped injury on Friday night.

Rose twisted his ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 116-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Rose fell awkwardly and immediately reached for his left ankle.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after the game that Rose appeared doubtful to play Sunday AEDT at Orlando. Jose Calderon is expected to start against the Magic. The 29-year-old played well on Friday with 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting in 23 minutes before leaving the game.

Rose's injury history is extensive, and his inability to remain on the court has derailed a career that was once so promising.

Rose has been hounded by lower-body injuries since he first tore his ACL in the 2012 playoffs, and last season was no exception.

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