Derrick Rose Still Has Knee Soreness

by March 21, 2013

The latest update from Derrick Rose, if one can call it that, is that he’s still not ready to suit up for the Chicago Bulls with 16 games remaining in the regular season. Rose admits that his surgically repaired left knee continues to be sore when he trains. Per the Chicago Tribune: “Whenever I’m ready, I’m going to be out there,’ Rose said after Thursday’s morning shootaround at the Berto Center. Sounding very much like a player who may sit all season, Rose talked encouragingly about what his game will look like whenever he returns. As for when that is? ‘It can be tomorrow where I feel I can play next game,’ he said. ‘Nobody knows but God.’ […] ‘Bad,’ Rose said, when asked how much he wants to play. ‘But knowing that my health is the biggest key. I’m only 24 years old. I got the whole future in front of me. I’m just trying to take my time. When I got my teammates behind me and they see how hard I’m pushing in practice and I’m seeing how hard they’re fighting for me on the court, it makes me want to go harder. It makes me want to be out there more too. But you have to look at the big picture.’ Rose said he has suffered no setbacks but has endured normal pain as his activity level has increased. ‘Still about the same where you warm up a little bit, be loose, then activity picks up and it gets back sore,’ Rose said, when asked if all pain is gone. ‘It’s going through that. I’m just getting used to my activity picked up a little bit. Just getting used to running, playing 5-on-5, doing everything I used to do.'”