Derrick Rose arrived to the Chicago Bulls' practice today in a walking boot after he sprained his ankle in yesterday's Game Four loss to the Indiana Pacers. Rose injured himself by turning his foot too much on a layup late in the first quarter.

"I really can't explain it," Rose said Saturday. "I just took off wrong and my weight just pushed over my ankle and it ended up twisting."

Rose participated in shootaround, but mostly just looked at film for much of the practice. Rose will have an MRI. The X-Rays for his ankle turned out negative yesterday during the game versus Indy.

But this won't stop Rose from playing in Game Five on Tuesday.

"He's fine," Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He's going to have his ankle checked. Hopefully, he'll be ready."

Rose is playing it out tough as he did yesterday. He played poor, only having 15 points and shooting four-of-20. He didn't make any excuses. Rose says he doesn't feel any pain, but there must be some, like soreness.

"We asked him, he says he fine," Thibodeau said. "[Athletic trainer] Fred [Tedeschi] says [Rose] has a little soreness, but he says he's fine."

Thibodeau has no answer on whether the injury affected Rose, even after looking at film.

"It's hard to tell with him," Thibodeau said. "He's so fast. The way he was attacking ... now he didn't finish as well as he normally does. And he didn't get to the line. I thought as a team, we settled for the three too much."

Many are optimistic and positive Rose will be fully ready to go as Chicago will be back with it's home crowd.

"I think he's probably, pretty sure, 100 percent going to play," Watson said. "He's probably just a little sore. I'm sure he's going to play on Tuesday, though."


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