Bulls' Derrick Rose sits out with 'knee soreness'

The Associated Press
Bulls' Derrick Rose sits out with 'knee soreness'
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RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 10: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls shoots during practice as part of 2013 Global Games on October 10, 2013 at Flamengo Club in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is sitting out a preseason game against the Washington Wizards because of a sore left knee, the same one that kept him out all last season after surgery.

Team officials did not indicate the extent of the injury Saturday, simply listing Rose with ''left knee soreness.''

Rose has played two preseason games without any sign of problems. The first NBA game in South America now will be missing its biggest star.

The matchup at the HSBC Arena was expected to be a sellout, with the top ticket selling for about $915. The venue will be used for gymnastics during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.