Report: Derrick Rose Likely Out Until March

by July 23, 2012
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A month ago, the Chicago Bulls were saying that former MVP Derrick Rose, who underwent surgery to repair his torn left ACL in May, was “ahead of schedule” in his rehab. Today, however, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Rose might be miss the majority of the upcoming season. CBS Sports has the details: “The Chicago Tribune reports, in the midst of an in-depth analysis of whether the Bulls’ moves are financially-based or basketball-driven, that Derrick Rose is ‘out until likely March.’ Kaboom. Reports in May had targeted an early January return for Rose, but March is more consistent with the tentative-12-months prognosis often given to ACL injuries. There’s no way to be sure, though. Rose could bust through rehab and make it back by January. He could have setbacks and miss the entire year. It’s a long and difficult process with steps along the way, but all of them have to go right for him to hit the optimistic end. And updated projection two months later of March is not a good sign.”