Derrick Rose has sat out a handful of games this season, but given his recent struggles with health, the 28-year-old says he feels like a rookie all over again.
Rose’s knees have held up so far, though he’s been sidelined with back spams and is currently dealing with with an ankle sprain.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 30, 2017
The former MVP says he’s being extra-cautious with his body.
Per the NY Post:
“I love how healthy I’ve been this year,“ Rose said. “I feel like a rookie.“
He’s in a walking boot and missed his sixth game Sunday. He probably will be out for Washington Tuesday and the Nets Wednesday.
“When I step on the court, I want to be 100 percent,“ Rose said. “If not, that’s when things go the other way and you pull something. I want to be 100 percent. I just have to take my time and listen to my body.“ […] Regarding his walking boot, Rose said: “I need to get out of it quick. That [affects] the hip, getting out of alignment a bit. As soon as I stop walking with a limp, I’ll be ready to get out of it.“