Derrick Rose will travel on the Chicago Bulls’ two-game trip to Orlando and Miami, but coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed expectations of a more expedited return from knee surgery.
Thibodeau said Rose won’t sit on the bench during the games.
“All along, as he has started to do more, he’s going to be traveling and working on what he needs to work on,” Thibodeau said. “Prior to the games, I want him to do his rehab. He’s still focused on that. As he gets closer, he’ll eventually be on the bench. But we’re still a little bit away from that.”
“He’s doing more of practice but he still can’t take full contact,” Thibodeau said. “There are several steps he has to go through. This is all part of the plan of bringing him back. But everybody has to be patient.”
via K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune