derrick rose

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is “ahead of schedule” in the rehabilitation process on his torn left ACL, according to Dr. Brian Cole, who performed surgery on the former MVP last month.

ESPNChicago.com reported Tuesday that Rose traveled to Alabama to consult with famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews. But Cole, the head team physician for the Bulls, noted that it was actually a therapist in Andrews’ office with whom Rose is working. Cole said the trip to Alabama had been scheduled before Rose’s surgery. Andrews was not in the office nor will he meet with the 23-year-old All-Star, Cole said.

“Derrick is ahead of schedule,” Cole said in a phone conversation Wednesday night.

– Reported by Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago