Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will not play against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday as he battles a pulled groin that has kept him out of the previous four games, the team informed reporters in Toronto.
"After the game, I remember walking back to the locker room and I told the trainers immediately that I wasn't feeling right, where my leg was really messed up," Rose said recently. "They looked at it and saw what it was and I had to go get treatment and everything the next day."
The reigning MVP is averaging 22.8 points and eight assists per game for the first-place Bulls.
Wednesday's game will be the 14th Rose has missed this season with injuries that include turf toe and back spasms. The Bulls are 10-4 without him.