Derrick Rose Injury Update: Listed as Day-to-Day, Which Basically Means Nothing, But Still!

All right, Bulls fans, we have good news and bad news. The good news is Derrick Rose is officially listed as day-to-day on the Chicago Bulls injury report.

(Waits for the cheering to die down…)

(Still waiting…)

Right. Now, the bad news is being listed as day-to-day is essentially meaningless under Tom Thibodeau. It doesn’t really seem like he’ll be back for tomorrow’s game in San Antonio, but beyond that? He could basically come back any time in the next month, for all we know.

Feb 11, 2013; Deerfield, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose dribbles a basketball as he rehabs from an ALC injury at the Berto Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

If we look at Thibs’ history with players being listed day-to-day, we see the listing has absolutely nothing to do with the severity of the injury or how soon the player will be back. Rose himself was listed as day-to-day for most of a month last spring with a groin injury, not to mention how Kirk Hinrich has essentially been listed as day-to-day for the entire year to this point.

Here’s the point: Rose probably won’t actually be back in the next few days. But this is still a good sign. Rose is clearly getting close to a comeback, it’s just not really clear how close. But it’s a good bet we’ll see him back on the floor in the next few weeks.

Topics: #TheReturn, Day-to-day Doesn't Mean Anything, Derrick Rose, Injuries

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