Tweet of the Night: More players around the NBA react to Derrick Rose’s injury

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After Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was forced to leave the game early after getting hurt Friday night against the Portland Trailblazers, many feared the worst. Fortunately for Rose  after undergoing an MRI early Saturday, the results revealed he did not suffer another  torn ACL. The injury was however identified as a medial meniscus tear  in his right knee that will require surgery.

Derrick Rose has proven to be one of the more accomplished stars of his time, as he was the youngest player (22) in NBA history to win the MVP award. His fast rise has since been halted due to a  series of setbacks and delays, as Rose has only played in a total of 50 games not including the preseason since his historical MVP season.

After  the results of Rose’s MRI were reported, players from around the NBA such as Dwayne Wade and Kevin Love among others took to Twitter to offer their support for the former MVP.

Nerlens Noel has torn ACL, out for season

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Kentucky freshman big man Nerlens Noel has a torn ACL and is out for the season, which could have a huge impact on the top of the 2013 NBA draft.

The school is announcing the extent of the injury.  Noel is expected to have surgery in two to three weeks and be sidelined six to eight months.

Six months from now is August. Eight months from now is mid-October, which means NBA training camps already will be under way.

And there is no guarantee that Noel recovers that quickly. Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is into his ninth month of recovery from a torn ACL in last year’s playoffs and said he is “far” from returning.

Noel is projected by many to be the top pick in the 2013 NBA draft. His injury raises questions as to whether he will even leave Kentucky after his freshman season, which previously was considered a formality.

The injury happened in Tuesday’s game at SEC foe Florida and set off a stream of tweets.


UPDATE: Potential No. 1 pick Nerlens Noel suffers left knee injury, torn ACL

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Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel, among the frontrunners to go first overall in the 2013 NBA draft, went down with a left knee injury in Tuesday night’s game at Florida.

It has been confirmed that the injury is indeed a torn ACL.

Russell Steinberg of SBNation has the breakdown of what happened:

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