Re: Unclear if D-Rose will play this season
The Chicago Tribune reports that Bulls guard Derrick Rose is not expected to play this season at all because of his torn ACL. The report said "Rose sitting out all season is all but a certainty." Rose was cleared for full scrimmaging on Feb. 18. He has practiced well but has given no signs of playing in games. "Derrick has put a ton into his rehab. He really has," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He gives you maximum effort every day. There's nothing more he could really do. Once he feels ready, he'll go." Thibodeau reiterated there is no drop-dead date for Rose to return, leaving the possibility open he could play in the playoffs after missing the regular season. Nobody expects that scenario to transpire, however, which means Rose likely would return next training camp.