"Derrick is out," Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. "Just some knee soreness."
Thibodeau said that Rose was expected be checked out by team doctor Brian Cole on Saturday night. As of now, no MRI is scheduled.
The coach gave no update on Rose after the game.
Rose tore the ACL in his left knee during the first game of the 2012 Eastern Conference playoffs. Thibodeau said that Rose did not participate in the Bulls' closed walk-through on Saturday, but just received treatment.
"I'm always concerned," Thibodeau said of the situation, using a common refrain he has used throughout the season.
Rose scored 19 points in a loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
"He had a little bit of soreness [Friday], so we just want to see where he is," Thibodeau said. "He'll see Dr. Cole tonight and then we'll go from there."
Rose missed the entire 2012-13 season after the ACL tear in his left knee and played just 10 games in the 2013-14 season after tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee. After struggling to stay on the floor through the first month of this season, Rose has been durable over the last month, missing only two games during that stretch because of an illness. This is the first time this season Rose knee soreness has been listed in any Bulls injury report.
"At this time I don't believe [an MRI is scheduled]," Thibodeau said. "But that could change after he sees Dr. Cole."