Originally written June 22, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
It was one of the worse injuries to watch during these NBA playoffs - Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose collapsing in mid-air as his left knee (ACL) crumpled sending Rose to the floor in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Sixers. And just like that, the Bulls' season was practically over as they went on to lose their first round series. To make matters worse, Rose's injury was reportedly so bad, it could sideline him for the entire 2012-2013 NBA season (8-12 months). So as the upcoming season might be weighing heavily on the minds of Bulls' staff and fans, comes some good news regarding Rose's rehab. ESPN Chicago reports Rose is ahead of schedule of his arduous rehab process according to Dr. Brian Cole, who performed Rose's surgery. "Derrick is ahead of schedule," Cole said in a phone conversation Wednesday night. "This was part of the plan established before surgery. This was not a consultation with another physician, but rather it'...
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