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Derrick Rose Ahead of Schedule

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a source revealed last week of Derrick Rose’s progress being ahead of schedule in his journey back from surgery to repair a torn right meniscus. On Friday, Bulls’ coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t rule out the possibility of Rose being able to practice this season.

I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, just going step-by-step,’’ Thibodeau said, when asked if Rose’s return to the practice court was a reality. “When he handles the next phase then they’ll move him onto the next one. Just make sure he’s completely healthy, that’s all we’re thinking about.’’

When questioned about what phase Rose was currently in for his rehab, Thibodeau said that “He can shoot, he’s doing some jogging on a treadmill, he’s coming along. Still got to be patient, go step-by-step, nothing close to practicing.”

I don’t expect to see Rose playing this season but news of his progress is refreshing either way.

Photo Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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