Kirk Hinrich says he’s fully healthy after rupturing his calf muscle last season

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

Kirk Hinrich has told the Chicago Tribute that he’s fully healthy after rupturing his calf muscle int he first round of the playoffs last season.

“If I wasn’t healthy i wouldn’t be out here (on the golf course), I’m feeling much better and feel like I’ve had a good off-season. I had time to take care of my body, heal up and start preparing for next year.” He told the Chicago Tribune

Now that Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose are healthy, this season should be exciting once again for Chicago Bulls fans. Last year they witnessed the Indiana Pacers become a stronger unit and reach the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat, a spot they were hoping to be in, but missed their star point guard the entire season.

“I’m very excited. We have most of our guys back. We had some great additions. The anticipation of Derrick coming back healthy and it sounds like he’s motivated. We think we have a very good chance. I saw him a few times, but not for awhile. He’s traveling around and getting ready himself. You can just tell he feels excited to have the opportunity to get back out there and play basketball. That’s what he loves to do and we’re excited to have him back.” Hinrich said on the season and Derrick Rose.

Even without Rose, the Bulls did fairly well last season. Now it will be interesting to see how they do with him back. Will he be the old Derrick Rose, or someone completely different after missing an entire season? I honestly thought it was smart for him to sit out the entire year, allowing himself to come back at 100%.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng

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