Re: Unclear when D-Rose will return
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he’s “far away” from returning from knee surgery.
Sidelined all season, Rose has been practicing and traveling with the team. But in an interview with USA Today posted on Tuesday, he says he has no specific timetable for a return.
What Thibodeau and the team have updated as far as his progress was that Rose was going through full contact in practice for several weeks now with no setbacks, but because of the schedule and all the injuries, had yet to go through five-on-five full scrimmages. Players have been brought in early for extra work, and Rose has faced off against different teammates in those situations with no setbacks.
“The big thing is to understand in a practice you’re never going to get to an NBA-game-like intensity,’’ Thibodeau said. “You’re going to strive to get as close as possible, but you’re not going to get there. We’ll know. He’s just got to keep doing the things he’s been doing and it’s going to work out fine.’’
-- Chicago Sun-Times