Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has insisted that he doesn’t particularly care that the organisation has put a four-to-six week timetable on his recovery.
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Rose has begun his rehabilitation after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee for a second time last month, and he underwent surgery shortly after to remove it.
The 26-year-old was seen at United Center putting up shots on Monday night ahead of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies, although he conceded that he can’t yet jump as he continues to go through leg strengthening exercises.
With Rose and guard Jimmy Butler both sidelined, the Bulls are rightly anxious that they will slip down the Eastern Conference in their absence while Taj Gibson is also sidelined leaving them short of depth and star quality.
However, Rose hasn’t committed to the timetable himself, and insisted that he doesn’t really care about general manager Gar Forman setting a four-to-six week target for his comeback.
The organisation, his teammates and the fans will all be wanting to see him return as soon as possible, and considering that he is already walking and is seemingly in better spirits this time round when compared to the previous two surgeries, it’s a good sign that he will be back when expected.
Nevertheless, he will need to overcome the physical and mental hurdles involved in his situation, and that is perhaps playing on his mind again as he is uncertain over when he will be capable of returning to the court.
What is certain is that Rose is understandably bored of the questions over his health, and ultimately he is just trying to stay positive and take it a day at a time.