Bulls’ Rose sits out vs. Bucks with left knee soreness

Derrick Rose again is having knee issues.

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Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been ruled out for Chicago’s game against Milwaukee and could have an MRI on his sore left knee.

Coach Tom Thibodeau says Rose will see team physician Dr. Brian Cole on Saturday night. Thibodeau says he doesn’t believe that Rose has been scheduled for an MRI yet, but that could change after the 2011 NBA MVP is examined by Cole.

Rose scored 19 points in Chicago’s 102-86 loss at Washington on Friday night. Rose, who missed much of the previous 2 1/2 seasons with knee injuries, had played in the Bulls’ last 11 games.

Thibodeau says, ”He had a little bit of soreness yesterday, so just want to see where he is.”

Thibodeau also says he was awaiting word of an MRI on Mike Dunleavy’s injured right ankle. Dunleavy also was scheduled to see Cole on Saturday night.