Derrick Rose knows that rehabilitation from a major surgery could take a while. Rose has finally come back to the court after about a year and a half of not playing because of recovery from ACL surgery. Russell Westbrook of the OKC Thunder, however, is new to the serious injury world.
Russell had knee surgery earlier in the year, and has been rehabilitating and recovering ever since. Last night, the Bulls took on the Thunder, an won, thanks in pat to a big fourth quarter performance from Rose.
After the game, Rose had something to say regarding Westbrook and his recovery. Via ESPN,
“Take his time,” Rose said after Wednesday night’s win over the Thunder, when asked what advice he may give Westbrook. “He’s the only one that knows his body. There’s no need to force anything. And attack every day of rehab like it’s your last day. Get everything you (can) get out of it every day.”
Now it can be said that perhaps Rose isn’t the best person to give advice to Russell Westbrook, as many fans and followers f the game don’t like the way Rose went about his recovery. He was cleared to play by doctors months before coming on the court, ad ever so often he would remind the general public that there would still be a “possibility” he game back to play last season.
As we all know, Rose never showed up on the court last season for the Bulls.
Here’s what Rose had to say when asked if Westbrook will be able to return as good as he once was.
“For sure,” Rose said. “He has that type of will. His frame, his body, I think (the rehab) is just going to help him become a better player.”