Rose suffered a left orbital fracture and underwent surgery to repair the break, and will resume to basketball activities in two weeks. The good news is that there was no structural damage.
The injury bug began to haunt him in the 2012 playoffs when he tore his ACL in game 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers, an injury that would force him to miss the entire 2012-13 season.
After recovering from the injury, Rose suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in November of 2013, forcing him to miss the entire 2013-14 season.
He would then go on to miss 31 games in the 2014-15 campaign after having a meniscectomy and dealing with an illness.
After healing up from injury after injury, Rose has played in just 100 regular-season games since the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. He also went on to struggled in limited playing time in the 2015 playoffs.
The Bulls' point guard took an elbow to the face in the first practice of this year's training camp, but is hoping not to miss any regular-season action. The team and head coach Fred Hoiberg are not too concerned about their star, especially after watching him overcome larger obstacles in his career.
Who elbowed Rose is still unknown, as teammate Taj Gibson made it sound like it happened in a pile with a number of players. Gibson would even go on to say "it might have been me."
The 26-year-old Rose signed a five-year max extension a year after his MVP campaign, but he has not been able to live up to the deal because of his health issues. Despite that, Rose still believes he is one of the best players in the game.
Rose has gone on to miss a combined 190 games since the 2010-11 season, and there is no doubt that he is sick of the doctors and rehab. Despite this recent injury, Rose is looking forward to being on the court for Chicago's season opener against LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27th.