I think people have forgotten that Derrick Rose was out for an entire NBA season, including the whole 2012 playoffs when he tore his left ACL. We need to give the man some time to get back to his complete form! What did we expect? That he magically return to playing like his MVP form or even better? An ACL injury as many may already know is one of the toughest injuries to recover from. So for that being said, we shouldn’t necessarily hold Rose to meet our unrealistic expectations. We need to at least give Rose’s knee some time to get adjusted to the fast paced action of his own game.
During the 4th quarter of the Chicago Bulls/Cleveland Cavaliers game in which the Bulls won, Rose experienced a ‘minor’ hamstring sprain. While the rest of us are dreading the thought of another possible setback in the path to a full comeback, Rose said according to ESPN Chicago:
“It’s just a minor sprain,” Rose said after the game. “Nothing serious. Hopefully I’ll be better in a couple of days, but it’s nothing big at all.”
This should not come as a surprise as his body must get adjusted to the rigorous and tough games that are played at a high level in the NBA. We shouldn’t panic when we hear of slight nags and aches that Rose may experience throughout the season. It’s just his body responding after being away from professional basketball action for so long. Like the left knee soreness, or his sore neck Rose has experienced since coming back from injury. Your bound to have some kind of soreness after staying away from game play as long as Rose has. I remember when I stayed away from Ballet for so long, and how sore I felt says later after finally getting back into the rhythm. Joints get sore, and muscles get sore, but I know that Rose will overcome all of this!