Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Rose, who has been non-communicative to multiple people close to him, is "seriously re-evaluating" his National Basketball Association future, ESPN reported Friday.

Injuries can be frustrating - especially when a player falls as far as Rose has.

Cavaliers coach Ty Lue said he expects Derrick Rose (ankle, personal) to be back with the team, but he would not provide a timetable. Rose has reportedly been uncommunicative with people around the organization over the past several days.

Rose has missed 11 of the Cavs' 18 games this season, including the past seven because of a sprained left ankle. What is immediately known, though, is that Rose is not expected to play in the next game for the Cavs.

It remains to be seen as to what kind of public statements will be made by Rose and/or the team but, for now, it appears as if he is taking a break to consider his standing.

Rose was the 2011 NBA MVP as a member of the Chicago Bulls before multiple knee injuries derailed his career. He was fined by the Knicks and apologized to his teammates when he returned the next day. He originally suffered such an injury as a result of Cleveland's win over the Milwaukee Bucks on October 20, sitting out of his team's next four games before returning to the floor for the ensuing four contests. In seven games this season he is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field. Just sore. I'm getting a lot of treatment for it, and tonight will be my first time wearing a boot.

The 29-year-old is now dealing with an ankle injury.

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