Rose reveals he still isn’t comfortable enough to return.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose provided another update for fans on Wednesday night, revealing he hasn’t ruled out sitting out the whole season.
Rose has been absent since suffering an ACL tear in the opening game of the first-round play-off series against the Philadelphia 76ers last season.
Despite returning to training, doing drills and participating in “full contact” practices, Rose has revealed he still doesn’t feel right.
“I really don’t know. I’m feeling good but like I said, if it’s where it’s taking me a long time and I’m still not feeling right, I don’t mind missing this year,” he told reporters after Wednesday night’s 71-69 loss to the Boston Celtics.
The former MVP has stated several times that he will not return until he is at 110%, and is understandably keen to avoid any setbacks considering the length and hard work involved in his rehabilitation.
Rose went on to admit that he will not change his game to be a shooter, stating that he still wants to be able to regularly drive to the basket. With the Bulls sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 30-22 record, he also admitted his team-mates are fighting well without him.
Bulls fans will be eager to see Rose return to the United Center court, but the 24-year-old Chicago native will be the only one who knows when the time is right.