Found February 14, 2013 on
Last night Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was asked if he thought about when he was coming back. The Bulls who lost to the Boston Celtics yesterday are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 30-22. Rose opened up to reporters about how his rehab for knee surgery.
Rose told the press that he was not feeling any pressure from the team to set a comeback date. ”If it’s where it’s taking me a long time and I’m still not feeling right, I wouldn’t mind missing this year. I would love to play this year. I would love to. That’s why I approach my rehab and my workout so hard. I’m trying to get back out there on the court as quickly as possible. My leg still isn’t feeling right. I know if I could dunk off stride, I know I’d be out there playing. But I can’t.”
Last year during the playoffs was when Derrick injured his left knee. Since that injury he has not played a game, but he is working out with the team during practice. Speaking of practice, Rose has been working on parts of his game so he can be a multidimensional player. Rose spoke on that last night as well, ”I’m working on my shot, but you’re not going to label me as a shooter. My game is always going to be driving.”
Bulls head coach, Tom Thibodeau is not adding any pressure on Rose to come back. Thibodeau said, ”He’s right on schedule. When he’s ready, we’ll know. We’ll go from there. That’s why we’ve approached it the way we have. The team has to concentrate on their improvement and their next opponent. He has to do his rehab, and then at some point, he’ll rejoin us and we’ll go from there.”
Derrick is proud of the team and how they are performing this season. ”It’s great knowing that they are winning games. It seems like they are fighting for me out there. So I don’t have anything but to respect them, for how hard they’ve been working out there in practice and when they are going out there playing as a team.” Rose told reporters.
Once Derrick is back in the lineup the Bulls will have their number one player back on the team which should produce more wins for the team. It just depends if he comes back this season or waits until next year.
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Derrick Rose is on the way back to the Chicago Bulls.
It has never been a matter of if. It has always been a matter of when.
The former MVP point guard is taking his time to get back to basketball after a ACL injury took him out of the playoffs to crown a champion for the 2011-12 season.
Rose recently broke down not only his status but about where his head is at right now.
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Derrick Rose is attempting to come back from a torn ACL and he now is saying that he might not even be back this season.
Nine months after surgery to repair a torn ACL, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose still can’t dunk a basketball and is unsure of his return date:
“I really don’t know,” he said. “I’m feeling good, but like I said, if it’s where it’s taking me a long time and I’m still not feeling right, I don’t mind missing this year.”
Rose’s told USA Today Sports on Monday...
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is nearing his return, as he is practicing and traveling with the team. However, there remains no definite timeframe for Rose’s return, and he told Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today that he’s not coming back until he’s “110%”"I don't have a set date," Rose told USA TODAY Sports on Monday in his first extensive interview since...
BOSTON — Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose says he is making progress in his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery, but his left leg “still isn’t right.”
Speaking with reporters after Wednesday night’s 71-69 loss to the Celtics in Boston, Rose said he won’t rush back just to play this season if he isn’t ready.
“If it’s where it’s taking me a long time and...
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose still has no target date for his return from a torn ACL in his left knee, and he even indicated he might sit out the season.
In an interview with USA Today posted on Tuesday, the three-time All-Star point guard said he’s “far away” from being ready to play. Rose has been practicing and traveling with the team, but he has no...
Derrick Rose’s rehab from ACL surgery seems to progressing relatively well. It was revealed in January that he was taking full contact in practice, but Rose himself has cautioned that he’s “far away” from returning.
In keeping with that train of thought, Rose told CSN Chicago that while he feels good, he wouldn’t mind missing the entire season if he’s not completely sure...
Contradicting recent reports and despite partaking in full contact practices while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, shelved Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose said he’s “far away” from returning and being “110 percent.” Rose, a three-time NBA … Continue reading →
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose still has no target date for his
return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and
he even indicated he might sit out the season.
The Bulls would like to avoid paying tax, especially if Derrick Rose is not able to play this season.
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