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Don’t Start Counting Down to “The Return” Just Yet

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Rumors were swirling around social media and various media outlets yesterday that Derrick Rose was just weeks away from being cleared to start practicing with his teamates. However today Coach Thibodeau was very mum and very Thibs like while discussing Rose’s timetable.

“It’s still very early, he’s dedicated to his rehab, he looks very good, very good,” Thibodeau said. “However we’re not gonna go there with daily updates just yet.”

Let’s take a look at Rose’s timetable here, he tore his ACL on Apirl 28th, had surgery on May 12th, and the average recovery time for anybody with a torn ACL is 8 to 12 months. Rose is currently in his seventh month of rehab, he has been doing a fantastic job, staying under the radar and really focusing on getting his body right so he can return as soon as possible.

Rose has had no setbacks or signs of concern in his rehabbing process, he is very positive as always we know this guy could he stranded on a desert island and he would find every positive detail in his surroundings that would make you want to be stranded as well.

Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf has said he will not allow Rose to play until his doctors say he is well over a 100% ready and healthy to go.

Rose likely won’t be back until March, and the likelihood of him being rushed is slim to absolute none. But just seeing Rose run again, and perform basketball tasks is very exciting and are giving Bulls fans something rare to believe in and look forward to.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose

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