Thursday, November 7, 2013
DERRICK ROSE CAN NOW WEAR PROTECTIVE KINESIO TAPE
Via ESPN: …the NBA reversed course later Wednesday and will allow its use on an “experimental basis.” “After a discussion today with Jerry Stackhouse, representing the union, we have decided to allow Kinesio tape on an experimental basis so that we can take a fresh look at the possible benefits it might bring to our players,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said in a statement on Wednesday. Rose injured his neck during the team’s regular-season opener against the Miami Heat on Oct. 29, and has been dealing with neck soreness since. He has been wearing the tape, which is visible on both sides of his neck, since Thursday’s game against the New York Knicks to keep his neck loose. “I think the NBA told me I got to stop,” Rose said before Wednesday morning’s shootaround. “So I probably won’t be able to wear it tonight.” Rose didn’t wear it against the the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.