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posted: 3/19/2012 6:03 PM

Rose likely to miss more time

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  • New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin tries to block the shot of Bulls guard Derrick Rose in a game last week.

      New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin tries to block the shot of Bulls guard Derrick Rose in a game last week.
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Derrick Rose spoke about his groin injury at Monday's shootaround in Orlando, Fla., and it sounds as though he will miss a few more game.

"I really don't know," Rose said, according to espn.com. "They haven't given me a time. They say with an injury like this you really don't know how long it's going to take.

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"I haven't run in a couple of days. I'm just making sure that my leg is OK and making sure that the pain goes away very quickly."

Rose said the injury happened in the first half of the March 12 game against New York when his shot was blocked by Jeremy Lin.

"After the game I remember walking back to the locker room and I told the trainers immediately that I wasn't feeling right, where my leg was really messed up," Rose said. "They looked at it and saw what it was and I had to go get treatment and everything the next day."

Rose has missed 13 games this season with a toe sprain, back spasms and now groin strain. The Bulls have gone 9-4 with Rose out, including victories over Miami and Philadelphia in the past week.

The schedule does slow down this week. After facing Orlando, the Bulls play at Toronto on Wednesday, then have a rare two days off before getting the Raptors at the United Center on Saturday.

Coach Tom Thibodeau was noncommittal about Rose's status for Monday night's game. Backup point guard C.J. Watson scored a team-high 20 points in Saturday's win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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