Derrick Rose addressed the media for the first time since he injured his knee on February 27th. He is still unsure when he will return but is optimistic of a return this season, maybe even before the playoffs. He spoke to reporters yesterday about the situation, and how he can help the bulls down the stretch:
“I think so, that’s the plan,” Rose said. “Whenever I feel right, that’s when I’m going to step back.” “Right now it’s all about just getting the most out of all my rehabs,” Rose said. “Every day, getting the most out of every day, like I said. And making sure my mental is healthy.”
This is great news for the Chicago Bulls. They have been struck with the injury bug in this important stretch of the season. Along with Rose being out, they have been without starting shooting guard Jimmy Butler. In order to have a serious run at the title, they need to have all of these players back and fully healthy. When asked about focusing on the playoffs, Rose had this to say:
“We haven’t talked about it,” he said. “But I think all the players that’s injured know how good we are once we come back and everybody’s healthy, but that’s something that we haven’t talked about because they’ve been on the road.”
For now, Rose is focusing on the rehabilitation process and getting fully healthy this season.
Rose says “who cares” about the Bulls’ timeline for his return: