Well, this is the closest we have ever been to having someone make an official decision regarding Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose’s status for the remainder of the season. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters on Saturday that Rose will “most likely sit out” the remainder of the playoffs.
According to the Chicago Tribune reports:
Tom Thibodeau moved the closest to declaring Derrick Rose out for the season Saturday morning when he said the Bulls’ star is “most likely out” moving forward in the postseason.
“But you never know,” Thibodeau said. “The playoffs are stretched out too, so you have to factor that in. Who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open.”
Rose has not played since he tore his ACL in April of 2012.
It has been a long and frustrating return to the court for Rose, and he certainly hasn’t done his image any favors with his slow return to the game.
Rose was cleared to play back in March by doctors, but he has insisted on remaining on the sidelines. While Rose hasn’t been playing in games, he has been throwing down dunks in pre-game warm ups and practice, which is basically rubbing it in to the fans that he has not yet returned despite being cleared.
Unfortunately for those fans that want to see Rose return to the court, it looks like they will have to wait until training camp in the fall.