Derrick Rose Still Hopeful of Playing This Year
On November 22nd, Derrick Rose tore his medial meniscus in his right knee and was immediately projected to miss the rest of the 2013-2014 season. However, after Saturday morning’s practice, Tom Thibodeau said, "He's doing fine. Doing fine -- coming along. He can lift with his upper body and do all his rehab stuff. He's starting to move around a little bit more now. He can go in the pool and things like that."
Thibodeau even went as far as to say that he is hoping to have Rose on the bench some time soon. “Yeah, probably in the next few weeks," Thibodeau said. "He's still ... he's on a crutch and he's got his brace, so I don't want him sitting there when he's like that."
The former MVP said that he expected this recuperation process to be much easier than his previous one. After his previous surgery it took Rose nearly 3-4 months just to bend his knee, however, after his most recent surgery, he is already able to bend his knee.
Unfortunately, even if Rose does return sometime in the Spring, it may not make a difference since the Bulls may not even make the playoffs with their current banged up roster.