Derrick Rose didn't practice again on Thursday, but he was at the Berto Center and dropped a surprise afterward when he revealed he had been diagnosed with two stomach ulcers.
"It was kind of crazy because at first when my stomach was hurting I thought I was coming down with something," Rose said. "My family was worried about it, but I'll be all right.
"I guess it's from eating too much spicy food or something like that, because I love spicy food. I think I've been eating well besides the spicy food."
Rose said he first started experiencing heartburn on Monday, but things got so bad Tuesday night that he couldn't sleep and thought he was having a heart attack or something, so he called trainer Fred Tedeschi.
Rose missed practice and was at Rush-University Medical Center on Wednesday undergoing tests when the ulcers (one regular sized and one small) were discovered.
"It's real painful for me to eat, drink, swallow and all that stuff," he said. "But they gave me some medication for it and that's what I'm taking right now."
Despite missing the last two days of practice, Rose said he is hoping to participate in the team's shootaround on Friday and play that night against the Orlando Magic at the United Center.
"I haven't been able to eat anything, so my energy is low," he said. "But I should be all right."