The Bulls’ Derrick Rose has been out with a torn left ACL since late April. He tore it in the last minute of Game 1 of the Bulls’ first-round playoff match-up with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Adidas showed the final episode of their Derrick Rose ad campaign, “The Return,” last week. Maybe it’s because Rose could be returning soon. Right?
Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times has the report.
According to an NBA source, while ‘‘The Return’’ to the court for NBA games is still up in the air for Rose, the all-everything point guard could be just weeks away from practicing with the Bulls again after surgery on his left anterior cruciate ligament last May.
‘‘That’s the belief that a couple of [the Bulls’] players are under,’’ the source said.
Rose has been expected to be able to play in games by February, but that has been inferred more than actually stated. Even if the Bulls receive the ultimate Christmas present of getting him back on the practice court just before Dec. 25, it doesn’t mean he’s necessarily ahead of that February schedule — or behind it.
As mentioned, Derrick Rose will see some time at the court this season. February has been mentioned. He had surgery in May and recovery is anywhere from eight to twelve months. But if he’s able to practice a few weeks from now then that could only be good for the Chicago Bulls.
It had also been mentioned in the article that he had been cutting on that knee in the last two weeks. He had also been doing some sprint drills with teammate Kirk Hinrich. Hopefully, he comes back sooner than later but, of course, we would want him to be 100 percent.
Derrick Rose averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists last season. He won the Most Valubale Player award in the 2010-11 season, the youngest player to ever win the award.