May 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (left) sits next to teammate point guard Derrick Rose (right) during the second half against the Miami Heat in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 94-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Rose Said That He Needed To Be Selfish With Injury

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose decided to take his jolly old time while he was on his way back from a torn ACL. After he was medically cleared by doctors, Rose continued to sit on the bench as he was hit by countless criticism for not returning to the court.

Now that the season is over, we know Rose will be able to suit up for the Bulls next season and he broke his silence on his decision to sit out the year. Rose said that his decision to sit out the year was a selfish one, but it was a decision that needed to be made.

Rose made the comments during an interview with BullsTV:

I’m not a selfish guy at all, but having this injury and knowing what I had to go through and being smart, this is something I had to be selfish with. I couldn’t worry about anyone else but myself and my health.

In the end, Rose only had to answer to himself.

If he is 100 percent okay with his decision and the criticism that he faced, then it was the right move. The biggest hurdle when you are returning from a torn ACL is your mindset and if Rose wasn’t mentally prepared to come back and he didn’t have the confidence in his knee, then he had no business out there on the court.

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