Rose steps up recovery as he joins in on five-on-five drills.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has taken another positive step towards a full recover after coach Tom Thibodeau revealed on Monday that he had taken part in five-on-five drills.
Speaking to reporters, Thibodeau said: “He did what everyone else did,” as Rose ran full court during five-on-five scrimmages.
Rose caused a stir last week when he revealed he would be prepared to sit out the entire season, and would only return when he feels 110%.
“Being able to dunk. I can’t dunk, man. I know if I can dunk off stride, I know I’ll be out there playing, but I can’t,” Rose told reporters.
Patience continues to be the key word around the United Center, as the Bulls attempt to avoid putting too much pressure on their star guard by not setting a comeback date.
However, the Bulls were also boosted by the news that Kirk Hinrich is set to return from injury to take on the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
Since he was sidelined with an elbow injury, Chicago have struggled to a 2-5 run and will undoubtedly be pleased to see him back.
The long-term hopes will be to see Rose return before the season ends, and this latest update is another good sign the “Windy City assassin” is making good progress.