Derrick Rose's former teammate Luol Deng shared an enlightening information on the possible reason behind D-Rose's injury problems after hearing the harsh comments of Charles Barkley and Shaq on the Bulls Star player.
Via Bleacher Report's interview, Deng said:
"The thing with Derrick is, I was there from his rookie year, I've watched him growing up. When he first came to the league, me and Joakim [Noah] would always tell him, 'Derrick, you can't play tonight. You're hurt.' And he always wants to put the team behind him and the city behind him. And even when he was hurt, he would play."
"And I really believe that some of his injuries were because he would play hurt. We would tell him not to. And he was so determined and wanted to be the best he could be, not only for the team, [but] for the city. And we kept trying to tell him to understand, like, 'Look, there's a difference between pain and injury.' And I think now after two injuries, he's being smart."