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Rose injured by practice elbow

CHICAGO — Bulls star Derrick Rose is scheduled to have surgery on his left eye today after being elbowed in the face.

The 2011 NBA MVP sustained a left orbital fracture on the first day of practice, the team said Tuesday. A timetable for his return will be determined after the operation.

Teammates weren't sure how the injury happened.

"Might have been me," Taj Gibson said. "Hopefully it'll be fine. He's tough. It's one of those plays where everybody's going hard."

It's the latest in a long line of injuries for Rose. He missed the 2012-13 season after tearing his left ACL during the 2012 playoffs, and played only 10 games two years ago after tearing the meniscus in his right knee.

Praise for Porzingis

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said he is impressed with first-round pick Kristaps Porzingis' demeanor.

"During the summertime I saw that he seemed very comfortable," Anthony said after the Knicks opened training camp at the U.S. Military Academy. "Today he seemed comfortable. It doesn't seem like he's worried about anything out there."

Anthony, who is returning from left knee surgery, practiced in full and said he felt good.

During individual workouts this month, Anthony said he purposely pushed the 7-3 Porzingis, 20, around to see how the power forward would respond: "I was fouling the (expletive) out of him a little bit but he's 7-3, legit."

Porzingis is listed at 233 pounds, though he says he's gained weight since July.

"You can feel a difference," said Porzingis, who averaged 10.5 points and blocked seven shots in four summer league games. "I'm still light for these heavyweights. But I'm getting there."

PARKER PRACTICES: Forward Jabari Parker was a full participant when the Bucks opened training camp in Madison, Wisc. It was his official practice since his rookie season ended Dec. 15 because of a left knee injury. Parker said he was encouraged by how practice went. "He was Jabari; he was great,'' coach Jason Kidd said.

CAVALIERS: Guard Iman Shumpert is scheduled to have right wrist surgery today and will be out at least three months. Shumpert hit the wrist on a rim last week during a workout.

HEAT: Miami opened training camp at Florida Atlantic University with starting center Hassan Whiteside sidelined by a strained right calf sustained during a pre-camp workout last week.

Rose injured by practice elbow 09/29/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:47pm]
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