According to Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose, his ankle injury isn’t “too serious.”
“It's a mild sprain, nothing too serious,” Rose said on Saturday, per cleveland.com. “Been getting lot of treatment since this morning, actually (Friday) night. They're staying on top of it. Like I said, I just don't want to lose my conditioning because I feel like I'm in great shape right now.”
Rose hurt his ankle on Friday when the Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks. When he was hurt, Rose was fouled by Bucks center Greg Monroe, whose hands appeared to come around Rose’s neck. At the time, it was ruled a common foul, but it was upgraded to a flagrant 1 by the NBA on Saturday.
The Cavs certainly missed Rose on Saturday against the Orlando Magic. Jose Calderon started in his place and 5:13 before being benched until garbage time. It’s unclear exactly when Rose will return — Cleveland next plays on Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls, Rose’s old team — but it’ll be a welcome site when that happens.