D-Rose says he still isn’t sure when he will make his comeback.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose says he is waiting until he “feels normal” before making a return to the court this season.
The 24-year-old was medically cleared last week to play, but revealed that there are still mental aspects of his recovery from ACL surgery that are hindering him.
Despite dunking off his injured left knee in practice and pre-game warm-ups, Rose admitted that he still doesn’t feel completely confident, while hamstring issues are also delaying his return.
In an open interview with reporters before practice on Tuesday, Rose also dismissed any issues with the Bulls organisation after speculation suggested there were problems between the parties following Rose’s brother, Reggie, making comments to the media.
The Chicago-native admitted he will always “have his brother’s back”, and despite disagreeing on the matter respects his opinion. However, he reassured all concerned that it was just rumours and he had no problem with how Chicago were handling not only his comeback, but the future of the organization moving forward.
As Bulls fans, players and everyone else connected with the franchise await Rose’s return to the court, it appears the ‘Windy City Assassin’ is in good spirits and may yet make an appearance before the end of the season.
Watch Rose’s interview in the video below: