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 specific timetable for a return from an injury he suffered in the playoffs last season.
“I don’t have a set date,” Rose told the newspaper. “I’m not coming back until I’m 110 percent. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It’s just that I’m not coming back until I’m ready.”
He was asked how close he is to 110 percent.
“Right now, probably in the high 80s,” he said. “Far away. Far away.”
Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament during a playoff-opening win over Philadelphia, and the top-seeded Bulls wound up losing