Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm  |  10 responses

Derrick Rose ‘Ahead of Schedule’ in Recovery from Knee Surgery

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.’”

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  • Bigz

    knew it wouldn’t take him that long. Only took me 6 months and he obviously is working harder with better doctors and therapists. Good work keep it up

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    olympics here he comes!

  • bdogg

    good luck drose!! dont rush it..he is not coming back for the olympics thou..get real! he will be ready for training camp though!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Spit was being a sarcastic douche@bdogg. But was happy when I heard this yesterday!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Happy to hear this but he still should wait the eight-nine months to come back and start killing these guys again.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    i was being sarcastic, not a douche though, get well d rose

  • PnoyVibe

    I would guess he will be fully recovered before next season starts, hopefully!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    No way^

  • LP

    hopefully they sit him so we can get a lottery pick…We need a game changer…not A “Hawks”-like season

  • Jordan Jr

    It’s not gonna take 8months to a year to return from an acl tear.. The media and all u guys are speculating from older injuries from players years ago.. Technology has been updated remember it’s 2012 I wouldn’t be surprised to see Derrick at the start of training camp… On a side note the bulls made a crucial mistake for not matching Asik… He was very helpful when Noah was injured he was definitely a significant bench piece