Mar 21, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; (Multiple Exposure) Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Rose Dunking, Showing No Signs of Knee Injury (Video)


There has been plenty of questions surrounding Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose and whether or not he will return to the court in 2013. Rose has been recovering from a torn ACL and was cleared by doctors a while ago, but he has continued to decide not to return to the court.

Rose says he doesn’t want to return to action until he feels that he is mentally ready, which should be troubling for Bulls teammates and fans considering he has been dunking in practices.

If you aren’t sold on the health of your knee, you wouldn’t be putting all of your weight on your leg and exploding into a dunk. It’s that simple.

You hate to say it, but it seems like Rose could either be milking his injury or just holding off until next season because he doesn’t feel comfortable with the team that he has around him. You never want to speculate about that, but when you are cleared by the doctors the obvious concern is there.

Here is a video of Derrick Rose throwing down a powerful jam during practice:

What do you think about the Rose situation? Is he wise to wait until next season to return or is he milking his injury and putting off a return until he gets more talent around him.

Sound off in the comments section and let us hear your thoughts.

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  • carlosatUCLA

    He said it well before his rehab even began – he’s taking as much time as he needs. And good on him – far too often have we seen players rush back into injury and ruin a shot at an illustrious career. Need I remind you of Penny Hardaway?

  • http://www.facebook.com/max.powar.9 Max Powar

    It’s neither. The real explanation is that Rose is scared to play now. He’s paranoid about re-injury.

    You know how Dr. Andrews has kept chiming in about all the athletes he’s worked on / looked at with severe knee injuries recently, to publicly observe how healthy and young their knees looked under the knife? Adrian Peterson, RG3, etc. Well, he’s also looked at Rose in that same time-frame, and it’s conspicuous how he’s been completely silent about how Rose’s knee looked.

    If you look at the play that tore Rose’s ACL last year, you’ll be struck by how routine it seemed. He simply landed on his feet normally, and somehow his ACL just snapped. This implies that Rose’s knees were in bad shape to begin with, and the ligament was just waiting to tear.

    I think Rose has been told some pretty bad news about his knees. I think he’s been told that he already has old-man knees, despite his age. And this hesitation to start playing again is a result of that.

    • bullsfan1

      Too bad he didn’t perform Rose’s surgery you idiot