Derrick Rose finally returned to the Chicago Bulls starting line-up last week after his ankle injury. It took a couple of weeks for the star point guard to recover, but Chicago was able to do well still without him, as they still hold the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

However, part of what delayed Rose's recovery may have been because of the medical staff taping his ankle too tight.

Reports CSN Chicago:
Among those issues is the fact that Rose’s most recent ailments-a sprained right ankle and sore right foot-were exacerbated by the team’s training staff’s insistence on taping his ankles, a practice Rose has consistently fought against, opting instead for ankle braces.

First reported during the nationally-televised broadcast of the Bulls’ Thursday-evening loss at Miami, Rose has suffered fluid build-up in his ankles, which the player himself acknowledged before the team’s Wednesday morning shootaround in Charlotte, but the cause is reportedly his ankles being taped too tightly.

I guess it isn't that big of a deal now, since the Bulls did well, as I said before. As long as he is healthy for the playoffs, everything should be fine.


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