A Look at Derrick Rose’s Eye After Facial Surgery


Derrick Rose has had a hard time catching a break since rising to the NBA’s elite in 2010-11. After three knee surgeries and other countless injuries, Rose’s orbital bone was fractured during the first practice of Bulls training camp this year. Here’s a look at Rose since the surgery.

In about 15 nights from now, the Chicago Bulls will take the floor for the first time in the 2015-16 NBA season against the Cleveland Cavaliers. One of the more intriguing questions when it comes to the Bulls for their Opening Night showdown against LeBron James is the health status of Derrick Rose.

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Rose was injured during the first practice of the year for the Bulls a few weeks back and was forced to have surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone.

The diagnosis for Rose was to miss a couple weeks, and although he’s not officially back with the team (more on that in a few), Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says that Rose is in “high spirits” and has spent some time at Rose’s home, going over offensive sets.

As recently as this weekend, photos began to surface of Rose since the facial surgery, and there’s encouragement for one reason. No, it’s not because Rose’s face looks better, because he still looks pretty beat up. It’s because he and the mother of his child hosted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party for their son, P.J.



I’m still waiting for Riley Curry’s invite to Chicago for the Riley/P.J. play date of the century, but this is awesome. Regardless of how you feel about Rose, there’s no denying that he’s a good father. The pictures you see of Rose’s son all over his mother’s Instagram account are the absolute best.

As for Rose’s eye, well … it hasn’t exactly stop swelling since the surgery.

Also related, P.J. Rose is Donatello. I didn’t know that. Personally, I’m a Michelangelo fan myself, but this photo is wonderful.


Rose’s eye looks a lot better than it probably did initially, but there’s still some serious swelling clouding his vision. The season opener is 15 days away and Rose is becoming a bigger question mark by the day. There’s absolutely no doubt he’ll play again this season; it’s just a matter of when that will be.

From this past Thursday:

From Monday:

The Bulls will host Chicago native Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at United Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM CT.

Next: Great start for the Bulls offense under Fred Hoiberg

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