For the first time in two seasons (sans a small ten game stretch), the Chicago Bulls will have former league MVP Derrick Rose on their roster.
Of course, how long he’s able to remain healthy is a question mark though Derrick Rose believes his injuries are a thing of the past.
Although Rose has been forced to miss time with Team USA during their training camp, D-Rose isn’t concerned about any health issues moving forward and suggested that he’s beyond the injury talk.
You can probably guess, given the rampant pooh-poohing to this point, what Rose had to say about the state of his health after logging an underwhelming 20 minutes off the bench behind starter Kyrie Irving in which he was clearly looking to pass more than anything.
“I’m past my injuries,” Rose said.
While he may be past them, nobody else is. The Chicago Bulls and their fans are obviously happy to have him back but there is understandable concern regarding his future, at least until he can show a return to form and that he’s no longer an injury risk. On the flip side, you could say Derrick Rose’s injuries were more freak in nature and it’s not as if he continues to suffer from a nagging problem or simply can’t play through minor pain. Thus, there is reason for optimism though it’s understandable as to why some may not feel as confident in Rose as he feels in himself.
Hopefully for all parties involved, Derrick Rose is correct in his assessment and the injury bug really is behind him.