Rose surprised to hear his double vision could last three months

Derrick Rose is struggling from the floor and is averaging a career-low 12.6 points per game.

Jeff Haynes

Derrick Rose has struggled with his shot early in the season, so much so that he’s averaging a career-low 12.6 points per game, and is shooting just over five (FIVE!) percent from three-point distance.

There’s little doubt that he’s still feeling the effects from the orbital bone fracture he suffered during the first practice of the season, and Rose has admitted to having double vision at times. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that it was an issue that could linger for up to three months.

Rose, however, seemed surprised by this revelation. 

“This is my first time hearing about it,” Rose said of the possible three-month timeline. “But you kind of have that hope in your mind that it gets well a lot quicker. But for this to be seven or eight [weeks] out and still the same way, I can't do nothing but live with it. Get the most out of every day, keep putting my deposits in and keep working on my game until my eye gets better.

“But I'm loving the way that I'm working out, I'm loving the way that we're playing. We're winning games, so that's the only thing that I'm worried about. Everything else will come.”

No matter how long it lasts, Rose seems to be optimistic about the fact that he’ll be able to work through it eventually.

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