On Monday, Derrick Rose, Bulls guard who’s a big favourite with pay per head bookies around the world, said that he believes that this season he will return to action after his knee surgery last month, but the player did not give a timeline on when he would be back on the court.
When he met with reporters for the very first time since the 27th of February, when he received the surgery to fix his right knee’s torn medial meniscus, the player said that this season his return to action is “the plan, so whenever I feel right, that’s when I’m going to step back.”
Chicago said that it would take from four to six weeks’ time for him to return to action after surgery.
“I feel good. I’m in a positive place right now,” said the guard. “Just trying to keep it positive and get the most out of these days.”
The player didn’t feature for the Bulls since the 23rd of February, in a game against the Bucks. The night after that, the team made the announcement that he would receive his latest surgery to the knee.
The ex-MVP didn’t play for all of the season of 2012-2013 after his left ACL was torn in the 2012 playoffs’ first round, and pay per head bookies saw that last season he only featured in only 10 meetings after having initially suffered a tear of his right knee’s meniscus.
Rose does not know when this injury took place. The player thought that for a month he could have been playing with it, and he also recalled feeling something in the Bulls’ game on the 27th of January against the Warriors.
“That could have been a sign telling me that something was wrong, and that was a month and two weeks ago,” said Rose. “So, who knows when it happened? It could have happened that game, the previous game, who knows?”
On Monday, the player was on the floor of the United Center, and shot flat-footed jumpers before Chicago faced the Grizzlies.Tom Thibodeau, Bulls coach, said that in the latest return that he had, the player is “right on schedule”.
“He has been through a lot and has to keep going,” said the coach. “There’s not much you can do, other than put everything you have into each and every day. His focus has to be on the rehab.”
Chicago also didn’t have the services of Taj Gibson, who was out due to an injury on his left ankle, as well as Jimmy Butler, who suffered an injured left elbow.