Derrick Rose could wear face mask the entire season

Rose may be stuck with the mask all year long.
Jeff Haynes

Derrick Rose hasn't quite looked like himself for much of the season, save for his breakout 29-point performance last week in a win over the Thunder.

He's been having vision issues resulting from the orbital bone fracture he suffered in the first practice of the season, and while the face mask he's been fitted with may not be the most comfortable thing in the world, Rose believes he may be stuck with it for the entire season.

“I mean, for right now it seems like it's the whole season,” Rose said. “It was too painful. I never want to go through that again, so if I've got to wear it the whole season, I'll wear it. The mask, it's not a problem. It's just that my vision is kind of messed up right now.”