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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bulls' Derrick Rose Ditches the Crutches

By on 1/14/2014 06:00:00 PM

The crutches are off, and Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose can officially begin to rehabilitate the torn meniscus in his right knee. The Bulls have already stated that Rose will miss the entire 2013/2014 campaign.

When head coach Tom Thibodeau was questioned about Rose, he had the following to offer Chicago Tribune reporter K.C. Johnson:
"He's coming along fine," Thibodeau said. "He's doing more and more, but he still has a long way to go."
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When initially diagnosed with a torn meniscus, Rose was given a 6-8 week time table for return, but the Bulls will not (again) rush back their star.

Rose is expected to join his team in the next few weeks, as Thibodeau has hinted that traveling with the team will help the oft-injured guard with his rehabilitation.

The Bulls were winners of five-straight before being handed a bad loss by the Washington Wizards yesterday. The Bulls continue to do it with defense, as their 91.9 points allowed per game is good for second best in the NBA.

This report lends credence to the possibility of Rose returning this season, but fans and NBA devout know that Rose will not push himself. No matter when it surfaces, it is almost a certainty now that Rose news is almost always bad news.


  1. I wonder if they should rush Rose back. Maybe he had too much time after his last injury and his body was not conditioned? Of course, that is based on no medical evidence, so who am I to make suggestions? Oh yeah, I'm a fan! I do what I want!