Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 11/2/14
For a player with a knee injury, lateral movement is the most difficult and most frightening part of the recovery process.  A person with a torn ACL or MCL generally can still walk as long as all the movement is directly forward.  Ask that person to move side to side and it won't be possible.  Derrick Rose has started making those side to side moves as part of his rehab.  It's a good sign for the Bulls and their fans. According Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago, Rose has begun making cuts, but he is not necessarily ahead in his recovery timetable.  Bulls' Coach Tom Thibodeau tempered expectations while delivering the good news about Rose's recovery."It's the next step for him," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Monday night's game. "Everything is going according to plan; he's not ahead of schedule, he's not behind schedule, he's exactly where he should be."Rose tore his ACL during the playoffs last season and is not expected back until sometime in early 2013.  That means, though, he should be back this season.  If Rose returns in February, he may be able to help the Bulls get back into the playoffs.Rose has averaged 21.0 points per game in his career.  He won the league MVP for the 2010-11 season. Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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