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Derrick Rose Injury: Updates on Bulls Star's Orbital Fracture and Return

The 2015 preseason hasn't even started, and Chicago Bullspoint guard Derrick Rose is already hurt. He suffered a left orbital fracture in Tuesday's practice

According to the team's press release, Rose suffered the injury after he "was struck in the face by an elbow." The point guard underwent tests that "determined he sustained a left orbital fracture."

Rose will undergo surgery Wednesday, and the timetable for his return to the court will be determined after the procedure.

According to a CBS Chicago report, teammate Jimmy Butler said the injury happened midway through practice. Taj Gibson also commented on the incident before it was revealed Rose sustained a fracture, per CBS Chicago:

He got a little elbow. We don’t know the severity of it, but hopefully he’ll be fine. I know he’s tough, but it was one of those plays, especially in practice, where everybody’s going hard. It’s just tough.

I don’t know [who got him]. It might have been me. It was just one of those plays where everybody’s going so hard, and it’s real physical out there. Hopefully he’ll be OK.

At this point, even casual NBA fans are familiar with Rose’s injury history. He tore his ACL in the 2012 playoffs, missed the entire next season and then suffered yet another season-ending knee injury in the 2013-14 campaign.

He missed significant time in 2014-15 as well with a torn meniscus, although he was able to make it back to the lineup by the end of the regular season. In all, Rose only appeared in 100 regular-season contests the past four years for his hometown Bulls.

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press put Rose's injuries into perspective:

DeAntae Prince of Sports Illustrated described what it is like every time Rose is on the floor with those injuries hovering over him:

Rose has missed so many games over the past few seasons that each game is an odyssey. His style remains unchanged, but the expectations and reactions around him have. When Rose falls to the floor and rises with a slight limp, the crowd stops. If he takes a dive after being fouled on a drive, his teammates are quick to come to his aid.

While it is easy to question Rose's ability to stay healthy given that long list of physical setbacks, many of his injuries occurred in freak plays that could theoretically happen to anyone. ESPN's Bomani Jones echoed that sentiment when discussing the recent fracture:

The Bulls are on the shortlist of Eastern Conference teams that could contend with the Cleveland Cavaliers if the former MVP ever stayed healthy, but this is yet another setback in an injury-plagued career.

The silver lining for Chicago is the timing with the season still nearly a month away. While Rose's timetable for return is yet to be determined, players such as Butler, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Gibson can carry the load in the early going of the schedule. Ideally, Rose will return before the season's stretch run and be fully healthy by the playoffs.

in http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2432526-derrick-rose-injury-updates-on-bulls-stars-orbital-fracture-and-return?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national 

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Consumo de cocaína em bordel deixa Lamar Odom a lutar pela vida

O basquetebolista norte-americano continua em estado grave depois de ter sido encontrado inconsciente.

A polícia do estado norte-americano do Nevada afirmou, esta quarta-feira, que os funcionários do bordel onde Lamar Odom foi encontrado inconsciente indicaram que a antiga estrela da NBA, que foi internado da urgência, tinha consumido cocaína.

Lamar Odom, bicampeão da Liga Norte-americana de Basquetebol (NBA) pelos Los Angeles Lakers, em 2009 e 2010, de 35 anos, continua internado em Las Vegas, enquanto prossegue a investigação relativamente à suspeita de uso de drogas.

Sharon Wehrly, porta-voz da polícia, afirmou ter recebido uma chamada dos serviços de emergência (911, nos EUA) de dois funcionários que davam conta de que um homem havia sido encontrado inconsciente e que tinha consumido cocaína pelo menos no sábado anterior.

Os mesmos funcionários relataram ainda que também havia consumido substâncias para melhorar o desempenho sexual.

O basquetebolista, que depois de encontrado inconsciente, na terça-feira, na casa noturna “Love Ranch”, em Crystal (Nevada), a 112 quilómetros de Las Vegas, foi transportado de ambulância para uma unidade hospitalar próxima em Pahrump, encontra-se atualmente no Sunrise Hospital e Medical Center, em Las Vegas.

As autoridades não têm facultado pormenores sobre o estado de saúde de Lamar Odom, mas diversos meios de comunicação social norte-americanos relataram que o basquetebolista estava em estado grave e até que “luta pela vida”.

Odom representou os Lakers entre 2004 e 2011, tendo deixado temporariamente a NBA em 2013, após uma época ao serviço dos Los Angeles Clippers.

Em abril de 2014, chegou a assinar pelos New York Knicks para a reta final da temporada, mas acabou dispensado pela equipa três meses depois.

Para além dos dois títulos pelos Lakers, Odom conta também no currículo a medalha de bronze nos Jogos Olímpicos Atenas 2004 e o título mundial em 2010, no campeonato disputado na Turquia.

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Estes Bulls marcam mais pontos... Mas sofrem muitos mais também. Sofrer 100 pontos dos Nets augura coisas boas para o futuro...

E olha que estava a contar com uma second unit muito melhor dos Bulls. Foi o banco dos Nets que fez 2 recuperações de 15 pontos pr'ai...

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