We were told that Derrick Rose would be out 8-12 months as he recovers from surgery to repair his torn left ACL, but according to Chicago Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole, the former NBA MVP is ahead of schedule in his rehab. From ESPN: “Rose traveled to Alabama to consult with famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews. But Cole, the head team physician for the Bulls, noted that it was actually a therapist in Andrews’ office with whom Rose is working. Cole said the trip to Alabama had been scheduled before Rose’s surgery. Andrews was not in the office nor will he meet with the 23-year-old All-Star, Cole said. ‘Derrick is ahead of schedule,’ Cole said. ‘This was part of the plan established before surgery. This was not a consultation with another physician, but rather it’s working with another therapist in collaboration with the Bulls’ training staff.’ Cole also brushed aside speculation that Rose has had a setback in the process. ‘Nothing could be further from the truth,’ Cole said. ‘He’s ahead of schedule. [The rehab] is a way to keep things fresh for Derrick, to help give him some variety.’”