Bulls PG Derrick Rose ‘not ruling out playoffs’ return

Nov 21, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

When Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery on his right knee last month, it was determined he’d be out for the remainder of the regular season.

Given the nature of the injury, it was likely expected he’d miss the postseason as well, but Rose said he hasn’t ruled out of the playoffs assuming the Bulls get there:

Derrick Rose doesn’t rule out returning for the playoffs “if I’m healthy and the situation is right.”

While I applaud Rose’s determination and spirit to return, it’s simply far too early to suggest that he’d actually be available come April/May.

On the plus side, I’d assume Rose has been informed by doctors that his recovery will be much smoother this go-around and that he shouldn’t have nearly the amount of setbacks he had when he was dealing with his ACL recovery.

Not to suggest this wasn’t a devastating injury of any sort, but it’s not nearly as catastrophic as the previous ACL scenario.

Hopefully Rose is right and we do see him back on the court come the postseason, though, I wouldn’t hold my breath at this point.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose

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