Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose sprained his ankle during the Cavaliers’ win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, coach Tyronn Lue said after the game. Per The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd, Lue said “it didn’t look good.” Jose Calderon is expected to start for the Cavs when they play the Orlando Magic at home tomorrow.
Here’s the play where Rose hurt his ankle. It appears that, when he landed, he put all of weight on one leg:
Prior to his injury, Rose had played 23 minutes and scored 12 points.
This has to be a concern for the Cavs. With Isaiah Thomas out, they are already thin at point guard. And Rose has a history of lower body injuries that have ended multiple seasons. This doesn’t appear to be that, but it’s not a good sign that he’s already hurt two games into the season.
Rose’s injury also means the Cavs will have to get creative to fill point guard minutes. In likely means both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who lead the offense at different points on Friday, will carry more of the load. Two-way contract signee London Perrantes could be an option to provide depth if Rose ends up missing an extended amount of time.