Derrick Rose Injury Update: Finally, Some Good News as Rose Goes 5-on-5 in Practice

Feb 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls injured point guard Derrick Rose shoots before the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Famed Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, is making great progress on his return to the playing field as we now get reports that Rose participated in 5-on-5 drills for what is believed to be the first time this season.

According to Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago, Rose followed instructions however he didn’t practice much.

“He did what everyone else did,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Just a normal practice.”

Joakim Noah smiled after describing Rose’s practice participation as “Just a little bit. Not too much.”

This is great news. While everyone is anticipating his return to the court, Rose is taking it one step at a time, day by day and thats all we can ask for. Rose is being cautious and even said earlier last week that he won’t return until he is exactly 110% ready to go. While everyone may be impatience, I completely stand by Rose’s decision. He’s just taking extra measures because he doesn’t want to suffer another injury of the like.

Rose also said he may miss the remainder of the season. If he doesn’t play this season, I won’t be disappointed at all. Anyone whose been through a serious injury knows where he’s coming from. If Rose needs to miss the final two months, than I say he should. Nobody wants him to come back too fast and possibly re-injury himself again.

Bulls coach, Tom Thibodeau continued saying,

“He’s doing what he should be doing,” Thibodeau said. “He’s focused on his rehab, doing more and more. We just have to be patient. When he’s ready, he’ll go.”

The Bulls currently have a record 30 wins, 22 losses and play against the New Orleans Pelicans Hornets on Tuesday. Their other point guard, Kirk Hinrich, is expected to play.

Topics: ACL Injury, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Tom Thibodeau

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