Derrick Rose, who put up with another injury during the onset of basketball boot camp, is in a race against the clock after a successful left orbital surgery.
The 6’3 point guard’s spot in the starting roster for the Oct. 27, 2015, opener with rivals the Cleveland Cavaliers has still remained a question mark as mentioned by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Fred Hoiberg, the newly-appointed head coach of the Bulls, had this to reveal about the probability of Rose suiting up for the onset of the regular season.
“We don’t want him to go out there, jar something or get hurt. He has not resumed full activity yet.” Hoiberg said.
The former Iowa University coach didn’t have an exact timetable when Rose will be able to resume full contact in the hard court.
“If I had a crystal ball sitting here, we’d all know. It’s still too early,” Hoiberg added.
Rose, who had missed all of the preseason games let it slipped, during an interview with NBA that he was in the beginning ill at ease in wearing the prescribed high-impact face mask. However, after being accustomed to the contraption Rose admitted that he began to feel much comfortable.
“Who knows, it could become an alter ego,”Rose said.
He candidly said pertaining to the reality that he could be using the mask for the rest of his playing career.
The three-time NBA All-Star was in an encouraging mood as he said, “I’m just happy that it’s not my knees. My eyes, anything else, I can deal with it. As long as it’s not my legs I’m fine.”
Rose has had a long history of injuries in the lower extremities. The past four seasons for him had been an assortment of contusions ranging from a torn left ACL to a sprained toe and a torn meniscus in his right knee in 2014.
Despite Hoiberg’s uncertainty Rose was keen in playing again especially if there will be no more stumbling block along the way.
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