Derrick Rose Fractures Face, Will Miss NBA Preseason Game in Winnipeg
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Derrick Rose fans can’t catch a break.

The former NBA Rookie of the Year and MVP suffered an accidental elbow to the face during training camp. An x-ray revealed a left orbital fracture. He will undergo surgery at Rush University Medical Center on Wednesday. There’s no timetable for his return.

Derrick Rose was scheduled to come to Winnipeg on Saturday, October 10 to play a preseason game with his Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’ll indefinitly miss the trip.

Winnipeg NBA fans will still be treated to:

  • Andrew Wiggins: Canadian and 2014 #1 Draft Pick. 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 2015 #1 Draft Pick.
  • Pau Gasol: Two time NBA Champion. 2002 NBA Rookie of the Year.

The last time Winnipeg hosted an NBA game was on October 24, 2012 when the Minnesota Timberwolves played the Detroit Pistons. Tickets start at $19.50 (plus fees) with courtside available starting at $175.00 (plus fees). [TICKETMASTER]