Derrick Rose Believes He’ll Be a Better Player When He Returns

by October 02, 2012

Chicago Bulls fans would be thrilled if Derrick Rose was simply able to bounce back and be healthy following a devastating knee injury. According to Rose, though, he’s aiming much higher. Per the Chicago Tribune: “In two weeks, Derrick Rose said he will begin cutting drills, another hurdle in his rehabilitation from surgery to repair the torn left anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Rose said the tedious process has taught him patience, although some of his comments suggested he hasn’t mastered that learning curve. ‘I can’t wait to get back on the court to see what I’m going to do,’ Rose said. ‘I don’t know how I’m going to play. I don’t know what’s going to be new about my game. It’s just going to be exciting for everybody to see. I’m going to be a better player. My legs have never been this strong before. My upper body has never been this strong before. My core has never been this strong before. I’m going to see where it takes me.’ The organization made clear Rose would be protected from daily questioning about the injury. Rose said he shifted his rehab efforts back to the Berto Center from California when teammates returned in early September for voluntary workouts to demonstrate leadership and ensure them he would be OK.”