Originally written on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 4/10/14
Chicago Bulls Rumors – Derrick Rose’s health is a great debate topic for any Chicago Bulls fan to participate in.  As the postseason approaches, ask yourself “why is Derrick Rose not playing?” Rose suffered medial meniscus tears in his knee back in November, this was only 10 games after he returned from a torn ACL in the opposite knee. As fast as Rose hit the floor, doctors and medicals professionals hit the Internet to give their opinion. Derrick Rose’s Initial Injury Predictions While the Bulls will almost certainly stick with the “out indefinitely” designation, particularly given Rose’s unique situation of recovering from an ACL tear, Rose’s recovery can probably be estimated at somewhere between 6-10 weeks. (ProBasketballTalk – Nov. ’13) The typical recovery process after repairing a torn meniscus lasts four to six months. (CSNChicago, Nov. ’13) Surgically repaired meniscus tears can keep players out anywhere from eight weeks to four months, depending on the severity of the tear and the type of repair done during the surgery. (CBS, Nov. ’13) You will be progressed through rehabilitation as your pain and swelling allow. Most arthroscopic patients can return to normal function within 3 to 6 weeks. (PhsioWorks, Nov. ’13) A specific recovery timeline for Rose is not yet known, but a meniscus tear isn’t necessarily a season-ending injury. It’s a significantly less serious injury than the ACL tear Rose suffered in his other knee during the 2012 playoffs that led him to sit out the entire 2012-13 season. (Sports Illustrated, Nov. ’13) Now, these are all just estimates based on the person’s ability to heal and their injury history. Not to mention, Rose is a professional basketball player, not some accountant from down the block. Rose’s previously torn ACL does not bode well for him here though, so let’s take the extreme of all situations. Let’s pick the longest recovery time we could find for a person with a torn medial meniscus, that is 6 months.  Most say eight weeks to four months time-frame, but we will choose 6 months. With DRose out for year, Bulls will have paid $41,028,896 for his 50 games on the court over the last 3 seasons. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 25, 2013 Using that time-frame Derrick Rose should be back around May 23rd, just in time for the second round … that’s great!  Except the Bulls have already said he isn’t coming back for the postseason. Why? Obviously the Bulls will be cautious with his return, but didn’t they learn from that last year?  When the doctor says it’s time to play, Derrick should be playing.  But we all know that isn’t what’s happening. Derrick Rose, Reggie Rose and the Chicago Bulls are once again choosing for themselves when Rose should come back.  Their choice probably comes based primarily around caution and money, not winning. "Derrick Rose as far as I'm concerned is FINISHED." – @stephenasmith — ESPN First Take (@ESPN_FirstTake) November 25, 2013 Previous Players With the Same Injury Most will argue that the medical validity of this article is inaccurate, but it really isn’t that complicated. The time frame for every other human is well documented throughout history for meniscus tears, yet Rose runs on his own clock.  Let’s take a look at some other recent cases of this in the NBA. - Russell Westbrook tore his lateral meniscus in the playoffs last year and had surgery, which forced him to miss the rest of the postseason. (The rest of the postseason, not the entire season plus the postseason.) - Blake Griffin, whose surgery had his meniscus removed rather than repaired, had his operation in July of 2012 and was back for training camp in October. (A removal, not a repair like Rose – but he was back in just a few months.) - Last April, Metta World Peace returned after 12 days after surgery. (Well he’s just not as important as Rose, right?) Fan Reaction Fans are confused based on so many conflicting reports.  Are the Bulls holding out Derrick again trying to be cautious like last year?  Or is Derrick Rose holding himself out?  If Rose truly wasn’t healed, reports probably wouldn’t be surfacing about his possible playoff return. All the fans saying “don’t rush it, don’t rush it” obviously didn’t learn from 2013. This has been exhausting, and one of the reasons why so many fans are turning their attention to Joakim Noah instead. The post Based on History, Derrick Rose Has To Be Healthy Enough For Playoffs. Who Is Holding Him Back? appeared first on Sports Mockery.
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