Posted May 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Gabe Carimi felt it as soon as Derrick Rose crumbled to the court in the playoffs, that jolt of sympathy one athlete experiences when another goes down. Never mind that their injuries weren't quite the same. Or that they play different sports. Carimi, the Chicago Bears' offensive lineman, understood. ''The hardest part is that you want to be out there and you just can't,'' he said. When Rose will return for the Chicago Bulls remains to be seen after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee in the playoff-opener against the Philadelphia 76ers. Carimi is basically back. He took a big step in his recovery from a season-ending injury to his right knee on Tuesday when he participated in organized team activities for the first time. Carimi was a spectator as planned on Wednesday, but he expects to be back on the field Thursday and take part in all sessions next week...
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