Derrick Rose didn’t know about Mitchell Robinson’s fractured foot until after the Knicks’ 102-96 win over the Bucks on Saturday night.
But the news appeared to hit Rose like a ton of bricks when he learned of the diagnosis on a postgame interview on MSG.
“Ahh,” a visibly crushed Rose said after MSG’s Mike Breen revealed the specific injury.
“Oh man. I’m lost for words right now,” Rose added as he got choked up. “Just stay with him, pray for him and … man.”
Robinson had left the game midway through the first quarter after landing awkwardly while defending a pass. The 22-year-old had just recently returned from missing 15 games with a broken hand and now will have to be sidelined again for the foreseeable future. He is set to be re-evaluated Sunday in New York.
“It sucks, man,” Rose said later in his postgame Zoom. “Especially the more I got to know him. But for someone like him, seeing how hard he worked to get back, for this to happen, it just sucks.”