Bulls: Rose rehab going very well
Former MVP Derrick Rose is making "tremendous progress" following surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee last month, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Wednesday.
"He's been diligent in his rehab, he's made tremendous progress, and the surgery, obviously, was a huge success," Forman said, according to Bulls.com.
"The biggest thing that's been encouraging about Derrick has been his mentality towards the rehab. He's working each and every day, putting a lot of effort into it, and we're optimistic that if he continues to make the type of progress that he has, that we'll see Derrick back on the floor at some point next season."
The Bulls' physician, Brian Cole, performed surgery last month on the 23-year-old to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, which was suffered in the Bulls' Game 1 win over Philadelphia in late April. Without its floor leader, the top-seeded Bulls lost the series in six games.
Following the surgery, Cole said the timeline for the 2011 MVP's recovery from knee surgery is eight to 12 months, meaning Rose could potentially miss most, if not all, of the 2012-13 regular season, according to the Chicago Tribune.