The words coming from Jake Peavy dealt with feelings of compassion for Derrick Rose and his season-ending torn ACL sustained in the first game of the Bulls' playoff series with the 76ers.
Peavy's name easily could have been subbed in for the Bulls point guard and hometown hero when looking at the myriad of health issues the right-hander battled through since the White Sox acquired him from San Diego at the 2009 non-waiver Trade Deadline. And as Rose most likely has found out, there's as much mental anguish as physical pain that comes with such a serious setback.
"He's got to feel awful," said Peavy, speaking to MLB.com in a recent interview. "You second-guess everything you could have done, but there's nothing you could have done. He's playing the game hard and right, and he had a tremendous game [when he got hurt]. It's just the way the stars were aligned and what was meant to happen."
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