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Derrick Rose Is The Sum Of All Our Fears

Chicago Bulls v Golden State WarriorsToday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) He’s questionable for tonight’s game in Utah. He’s already sat out the last four and eight of 13 overall. And so far this season, he’s been able to finish a grand total of three contests.

He, of course, is none other than Derrick Rose.

And he’s Chicago’s headache. As well as its knee ache, its ankle ache, its hamstring ache and whatever ache comes next.

Here in the Windy City, Rose isn’t our first injury-plagued superstar, but the Bulls’ part-time point guard may indeed be unlike any of those who have come before him – because, as it turns out, he’s all of them balled into one.

In fact, you could actually call Rose the “Sum of All Our Fears,” because I’m not sure there’s been a more disappointing Chicago athlete than him – except maybe Kerry Wood. And I’m not sure there’s been a more frustrating Chicago athlete than him – except maybe Mark Prior. And, I’m also not sure there’s been a more heartbreaking Chicago athlete than him – except maybe Gale Sayers.

Since 2011, we’ve watched Rose’s career devolve from the heights of an NBA Most Valuable Player award into the current slog that it is following two major knee surgeries and an array of lesser injuries, including the strained hamstring and pair of sprained ankles that have hampered him this season.

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