Derrick Rose Is Injured Again And The Twitter Memes Are Gold
Derrick Rose is one of the highest paid professional athletes in America, but he has also one of the most fragile; at least according to his history with injuries. That's why it was less than a surprise when it was announce on Tuesday that Rose, who has only played in 100 regular-season games for the Chicago Bulls over the last four season due to injury, would be missing an unspecified amount of time with an orbital eye fracture that will require surgery.
Now obviously taking an elbow to the eye socket from a teammate falls squarely into the "freak accident" column of injuries; it's not a sign that he has been reckless with his health or lazy in his training. But when you add it to the archive of D-Rose injuries, it doesn't look great.
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press did the work for us in illustrating just how rough of a ride it's been for the Bulls with the super star point guard.
Plus, this orbital fracture comes on the heels of Rose's unsolicited admission that he has been heavily focused on his 2017 free agency and securing a financial future for his family. Him referencing getting paid in two years is unwarranted on many levels, not the least of which is that he signed a guaranteed $95 million dollar deal in 2012 and the Bulls have since been without him for huge chunks of time.
I can personally guarantee that hi current contract - and whatever one comes next - is more than enough to provide for a family. The insinuation from an oft-injured player that it may not be is more than a little insulting to the general population.
So with all of that in mind, these memes spoofing Rose's admittedly largely uncontrollable issues with injury in light of his most recent brush with a teammate's elbow are a little funnier than they would be if he were more focused on getting back on the court, and less about securing his financial future based on a hypothetical performance he has not given yet.
Here are the top 10 incarnations of injured Derrick Rose on Twitter:
1. "Broken Statue" Derrick Rose
2. "Glass Bones" Derrick Rose
3. "Unbreakable" Derrick Rose
4. "Body Cast Uniform" Derrick Rose
5. "Season Opener" Derrick Rose
6. "Bubble Wrap Uniform" Derrick Rose
7. "Wearing A Suit And Tie On The Bench" Derrick Rose
8. "Future Cyborg" Derrick Rose
9. "Not-Amused Bulls Fans" Derrick Rose
10. "Hospital Gown" Derrick Rose
11. "Hartless" Derrick Rose
12. "Big Pun" Derrick Rose
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