(CBS) Just six games into the 2013-14 season, Derrick Rose will likely miss his first game due to injury Friday night in Toronto.
During Friday’s practice, head coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose was “unlikely” to play against the Raptors.
Rose, who suffered a right hamstring injury on Monday, hasn’t practiced all week.
Regardless of Thibodeau’s comments, Rose said he wants to be on the court.
“I’m not trying to miss any games because I’m just trying to get my rhythm back,” Rose said. “Management and the training staff just tell me to take my time. This is my first hamstring injury. We’ve just got to be patient with it.”
Rose said Thursday if it was up to him, he’d play against the Raptors, but Thibodeau said today the team needs to trust athletic trainer Fred Tedeschi.
“(Rose) has a say in it, Fred has say in it,” Thibodeau said. “We have to trust what Fred says in the end and what Derrick says. He’s slowly improving, but we’ll see where he is (Saturday).”