Cleveland Cavaliers” guard and 2010-2011 MVP Derrick Rose is now seriously thinking about retirement after suffering injuries. According to league sources, his decision about returning to the team breeds uncertainty inside and outside the franchise.

Rose, who signed a veteran’s minimum contract with the Cavs, has already missed 11 of 18 games this season due to his sprained left ankle. His increasing frustration with injuries is leading him to question his career with his present team. According to him, he is tired of getting hurt. His injuries are certainly taking a heavy toll on him.

History of Injuries

Derrick Rose has been suffering a long list of injuries since the “Chicago Bulls” 2012 opening game. During that game, he got a torn left ACL which caused him to miss the whole season. After playing only 10 games in the 2013-2014 season, he missed the rest of it due to a torn right knee meniscus. When he moved to play for the “New York Knicks” he also tore his left meniscus, forcing him to undergo surgery for the fourth time.

He was fined for his departure from “Knicks” for leaving without explanation. Rose used a family issue as an excuse for his departure. This time in Cavaliers, however, was different; for he informed the team about his decision and is not an active player due to his ankle injury.

According to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ spokesman, Rose’s current condition is excused.

Coach’s High Expectations

Coach Tyronn Lue said Friday night before Cavs’ win against Charlotte Hornets, he is still expecting Derrick Rose’s comeback at some point. According to the coach, he does not have a timeframe for Rose’s return and he is expecting him to take his time to recover from the injury.

He also wishes Rose well and said that the whole team and the coaching staff have his back.

His fellow Cavs, Dwyane Wade and Channing Frye sent their thoughts to their injured teammate. According to Wade, players who are used to playing a certain way and have high expectations about themselves would surely feel this way. He also said that he had experienced what Rose is currently going through.

Rose, now 29-years-old still has an ongoing $80 million sneaker deal with Adidas. So far, Adidas has produced eight shoes for him. The company is legally obligated to produce signature Derrick Rose-themed shoes as long as he is playing in the league. The contract will be compromised if he leaves the NBA.