Derrick Rose to undergo surgery for orbital bone fracture

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, center, drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose will need surgery for a fracture of his left orbital bone after being struck in the face by an elbow during practice Tuesday. It was the team's first practice of the season.

A Bulls spokesman says he was taken from practice to Rush University Medical Center for testing and evaluation. The spokesman said the surgery will take place Wednesday at Rush.

The Bulls say a timetable for Rose's return to play will be determined after the surgery.

The Chicago Bulls' star point-guard underwent knee surgery in February 2015 for the third time in nearly four years. Rose blew out his left ACL in 2012, and sat out the 2012-2013 season. Rose came back for the 2013-2014 season, but played in only 10 games before having surgery for a similar injury in November 2013.
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